A Career Path For Your Child

As Ginika sat in the common room of the girls hostel, it seems as if she has got the world on her shoulders as she stares at the ceiling. This was her second unsuccessful attempt at the mandatory 300 level MB examinations. “How would things have panned out if Dad and Mum had agreed to…

Home-schooling In Nigeria. Do you subscribe?

(photo credit: http://www.healthimpactplus.com) The topic of Home-schooling children, like many issues related to child education, is a very controversial one, especially in Nigeria.  Typically, what comes near formal education in many Nigerian homes is extra classes, which is still given by privately paid external tutors to augment the already extended school work the children engage…

Water – The Best Drink For Kids!

22nd March is annually marked as United Nations World Water Day.  The 2015 theme is tagged “Water for Sustainable Development”.  We used the opportunity to examine water as the best drink for the sustainable development of children, to add to our Child Development Series.  We did some research to find out tips to help parents of…

Guide to Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Helping children form good eating habits is sometimes a daunting task for parents, especially mothers who do not have good eating habits themselves.  But the need to eat right can never be over-emphasized.  This post, drawn from our interview with Olamiposi Ekuma, a Dietetics Consultant with GEM Clinics, Abuja Nigeria, is to help parents overcome the challenges of…

Effective Corrective Measures for Children

Kids can be cute and fun to be with, especially at the early stages, however when they start exploring, discovering things, and forming characters that distinguish their personalities, they can sometimes attempt to go beyond boundaries and try to defy our authority.  All these can be frustrating to parents or carers, and we try out different ways of correcting them when…

Enforcing Good Habits; More Than What You Say

I will read more like Uncle Zizi; I will pray more like Uncle Zizi; I will study my bible more like Uncle Zizi TRY To keep quiet for Uncle Zizi to study Reproduced above is a “To Do List” made by a little girl from seeing her Uncle write his plans for the day over and over…