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LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

The tragic story of Ochanya Ogbanje, the thirteen-year-old girl who passed away recently after years of sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle and his son, is something straight out of a Nollywood movie. One of the reasons why Nollywood (whether the English speaking or local language sectors) resonates so well with people in […]

Raising Girls with Confidence

Raising Girls with Confidence

I grew up in a picturesque suburb of New York City. By all outside appearances, I had it together: confident, carefree, and a natural leader.  I went to college, built a high profile career in the media industry, got married, and had children. Then I had a daughter. The second I heard “it’s a girl,” […]

Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

    With the alarming (and climbing) rate of childhood obesity in the United States, it’s more important than ever that parents model healthy behaviors for their children. Being a fit family doesn’t mean you have to drag your kids to the gym or put them on a diet. In fact, living a lifestyle of […]

Parenting: Alternatives to Spanking Your Child

Parenting: Alternatives to Spanking Your Child

Many of us were raised with spanking that it can seem second-nature, making it hard to change our ways even as we so desperately want to. While changing our knee-jerk reactions take time, the good news is that there are many more ways to effectively discipline our children gently — affording you the opportunity to […]

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 […]

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