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Traits To Teach Your Children

Traits To Teach Your Children

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs any person can approach. Children come with unique personalities and characteristics. Finding the perfect balance of discipline while establishing a positive relationship with your child is an art. Parents must be aware of and adapt to a child’s age-related behavior as they grow and develop. A successful […]

Tips For Raising Confident Children

Tips For Raising Confident Children

Confidence is a quality we all desire to increase. Confidence is being sure of oneself and having certainty in our own abilities. As opposed to arrogance, which gives one a feeling of superiority and can lead to condescension, confidence does not bring others down, only builds oneself up. Confidence helps us work hard to get […]

Ways To Work Out With Your Kids

Ways To Work Out With Your Kids

Exercise is beneficial in so many ways. It increases endorphins, leading to reduced stress and increased happiness, encourages healthy eating, builds muscle, increases confidence, improves coordination, and an extra perk for children is that it helps burn excess energy, which is optimal when bedtime comes around. The Department of Health and Human Services suggests that […]

Parenting Advice: Things To Teach Your Kids

Parenting Advice: Things To Teach Your Kids

The world is full of parenting advice: potty training tips, how to be a happier mom, life hacks that will rock your world, 572 ways you are ruining your child’s life…and so much more. Many of these ideas are good, but in the age of information overload, sometimes it just becomes too much. Parents read […]

How To Care For The Aged

How To Care For The Aged

Wouldn’t it be great if our aging parents came with an instruction manual? But no guidebook exists. We don’t have a troubleshooting checklist. Yet, many of us are struggling to navigate the family role-reversal. The parent who cared for us now needs our care. And we are often physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted. So, how […]

How to Make Clean Up Time Fun for Young Children

How to Make Clean Up Time Fun for Young Children

Even when children are very young, chores and clean up time are massively beneficial for child development. New responsibilities teach kids to use recall, common sense, and basic motor skills. They also teach kids to work alongside their family members, which is critical considering how much of life consists of getting along and going along. It’s also […]

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

How To Raise Brave Kids Without Bullying Them

It’s difficult to tell what will scare a child. Some will tremble at the sight of a dog, others get anxious when trying new things, like Little League or school, and some just roll with the punches. Regardless of a child’s natural proclivities, parents are tasked with helping their kid be brave, which functionally means […]

Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Ways To Incorporate Learning Every Day

Parenting is busy. There is laundry to wash, food to prepare, work to do, kids to drive around, bills to pay, and countless other important tasks. Every day I find myself with many more things to do on my “would be nice to accomplish” list than are humanly possible. However, as we strive to juggle […]

The Power Of Praise

The Power Of Praise

The power of praise is often overlooked. It’s something we know we should do when working with children, and it’s talked about frequently, however, making a conscious effort to praise more than correct is not usually our first response in teaching our children. Smarter Parenting suggests that praise should be given 4 times more than […]

Why Has Nigeria Rejected Paternity Leave?

For a change, it’s Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation’s lawmakers. We, women, are usually the victims. In 2016 for example, Nigeria attracted global head-shaking when its parliament refused to pass a gender equality bill. Among other rights, that legislation sought to protect Nigerian women from violence, and allow […]

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