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Give Working Parents More Time

Give Working Parents More Time

“Work-life balance” is a lie. The reality for most people is a madcap blend of work and life. And while this does mean that more life happens at work — where people have been forming ever-stronger relationships — it also means that it’s hard to distinguish between work and life. Instead, people are simply working at any and all […]

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 […]

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

  The ten o’clock news hasn’t even started, but you’re too exhausted to watch — who can stay awake that late? Car pools, lunch bags, after-school activities, dinner, homework, bathtime, bedtime. All on top of your own job (or jobs) and the other realities of adulthood. You have just enough energy left to drag yourself […]

Parents Do Not Invest In Their Children Morally – Principal

Parents Do Not Invest In Their Children Morally – Principal

Parents have been blamed on being responsible for the moral decadence in the society due to over pampering of their children. This opinion came to the fore at the 2nd Christmas Carols event organised by the Abuja International Academy (AIA), Mararaba, and its sister schools scattered across the satellite towns. The principal AIA, City College […]

Parents and Pupils Match Against Violence In Uganda

Parents and Pupils Match Against Violence In Uganda

As the world over celebrates the 16 Days of Activism against Gender- Based Violence, parents and primary school pupils of three different schools in Luzira, Butabika and Mutungo sub counties of Nakawa division gathered on a Saturday and matched through their communities, campaigning to end violence against women and girls. The three-hour match processed from […]

Tanzania: Loan Applicants Who Cheated On Parents’ ‘Death’ Face Legal Action

Tanzania: Loan Applicants Who Cheated On Parents’ ‘Death’ Face Legal Action

Legal action awaits students who will be found to have forged death certificates of their parents to claim that they are orphans so as to be given priority in issuance of loans to pursue higher education, the government warned yesterday. The Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, said the government […]

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to […]

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

Mothers Pen Heartbreaking Letters to Daughters Stolen By Boko Haram

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls ages 16-18 were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Fifty-seven of them courageously escaped on their own. Zero have been rescued and 219 remain in the hands of the world’s deadliest terrorist organization whose members force grown men to swallow bullets for breakfast and […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Queen’s College Lagos Sexual Harassment Allegations: Five Lessons For All Of Us

LOUD WHISPERS: The Queen’s College Lagos Sexual Harassment Allegations: Five Lessons For All Of Us

Over the past three weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about sexual abuse and harassment allegations concerning a teacher at Queen’s College, Lagos and a student. I believe the case generated a lot of controversy because of the school involved – Queen’s College. This is a school that has traditionally been associated with […]

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to see if any undercover fuzz were hiding in the bushes. Back in 1970, a dime was a $10 bag of weed and the fuzz were the cops ready to arrest you for possessing it. But times and slang have changed. Nowadays, […]

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