Child Development · 20. July 2018
Any nanny who upholds the integrity of her profession will make it a point to keep all her public records clean. She knows that if someone is looking for a nanny, a written consent that will allow prospective employers to look into the nanny's personal and criminal records will be required. A professional nanny is aware that the process aims to avoid the risk of hiring unsafe nannies. Here are some of the pre-employment background checks that will provide you useful information when looking for...
Family Life · 13. July 2018
As we get older, the reality becomes clear that one day our parents are the ones that will need taking care of. Your dad, who once looked as big as tree is starting to look frail, your mum gets confused easily and forgets where she's put things. It's heartbreaking, but it's something the vast majority of us will have to face. Juggling everyday life can be difficult at the best of times, and the added emotional stress of taking care of an elderly parent or loved one, seeing them become ill or...
Child Development · 12. March 2018
Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It can have a huge impact on how well your child does in school. Children must have the ability to motivate themselves, a vital skill if they are to succeed. It’s true that self-motivation can only come from within, but there are ways you can help your child nurture it, giving them an advantage that will pay off in later life. Here are eight ways you can help. Encourage positivity - Focusing on solutions to problems rather than dwelling on...
Child Development · 06. March 2018
Parenting a teenager entails great responsibility – and it is never easy. As your adolescent goes through physical transformation, his mind changes significantly, too. Bad habits, mood swings, preference modification and rebellion are things that can happen and test your understanding, patience and parenting skills. Nevertheless you must help your child go through adolescence as smoothly as possible (despite its challenges), so below are some smart ways to tackle the teenage problems you...
Dad Stuff · 02. March 2018
Fatherhood can really put a strain on your finances. To begin with, there is an additional mouth to feed. Nursery furniture, nappies, toys, safety devices, baby clothes, medical expenses. The future does not look too bright on the financial front either, when you consider things like school fees, pocket money and the inexhaustible list of expenses which children create. Here some ways by which you work your way through the financial challenges of fatherhood. 1. Check Through Your Subscriptions...
Parenting 101 · 26. January 2018
There is a common adage that says "respect must be earned." But how can a child earn respect if they do not understand what it is? Respect is not an innate characteristic of a small child. As their parents, you play the most important role in teaching them what respect means. Respect your child’s personal space. Children have different needs when it comes to personal space. Learn to respect what each child feels comfortable with. One of my grandchildren has long hair. She has told me that she...
Family Life · 09. January 2018
Even as we encourage our kids to use their devices for good like homework, making things or learning stuff, we still butt heads over safety, screen time, age-appropriate content, and the importance of making eye contact instead of staring at your screen when a human being is talking to you. 2018 can be the year you do things differently. Learning to live in harmony with media and tech -- in a way that works for your family -- is one of the most forward-thinking actions you can take as a parent...
Dad Stuff · 24. February 2016
Saying 'I love you' to your wife and kids all the time doesn't make you a good father. You must remember that actions speak louder than words. Therefore, you must be intentional in showing your love for your family. How? Here are some tips that will help you do just that. Love your wife unconditionally – Kids feel loved and secure when they know that you love their mom without reservations. If you're divorced, treat your children's mom with respect even though it's not reciprocated. Love them...
Dad Stuff · 17. February 2016
A man ought to perform different roles in order to have a successful marriage and family life. He must be a good leader and teacher apart from providing for and protecting family from harm. As a provider - While being a good provider means having the ability to support a family financially, it involves other factors that contribute to the well-being of each family member. A man should be able to provide for the emotional, spiritual, physical and mental needs of his family. As a protector - More...
Family Life · 27. January 2016
Coming up with a unique fundraiser for your school can be difficult, especially with so many other schools holding fundraisers, too. You need not lose hope! Why? Because you can turn an ordinary fundraiser into a special activity by simply adding a little bit of fun and relevance into every part of it. Here are four fundraising ideas and tips to make your event stand out: 1. Art Exhibition – Putting on an art exhibition is one of the easiest, yet most overlooked ways through which schools can...

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