8 Proven Ways to Take Charge of your Children

Despite the foregoing challenges, God has mandated you as a parent to be in charge as His representative in the lives of your children. Therefore to take charge of your children’s lives, you need to consider the following things: Be available and sensitive to discover any abnormal trait and wrong notions in your children. Ask questions when necessary or in doubt. Teach and instill life’s virtues in them. Be an example to them in lifestyle. Show them undivided love and attention. Rebuke and restrain them from harmful behaviors and activities. Establish and teach them to be morally sound. Remember to always pray for them. Nothing that has been mentioned above… Read More

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The Task of Winning a Child Over

Sacrifice, discipline, responsibilities are all words associated with motherhood and mother-care. From menarche, the young woman is instructed to keep herself well to be able to mother children. As soon as she marries and takes in, she is instructed on what to eat, and other things that will ensure the well-being of the unborn child. When in the labour room, there are things to do. She must cooperate with the midwives to ease delivery. With the birth of the baby, the real work begins. The young mother must learn and apply the know-how of mother-care. Clothing and cleaning the child is not taken for granted. Over-clothing the child is avoided… Read More

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Nurturing your Child Emotionally

While providing for the child’s physical needs: food, shelter, and clothing (as discussed in the previous published article titled “Nurturing your Child Physically”) is a straightforward matter, providing for his emotional needs can be knotty. Though there are many parenting styles, most experts agree on some general guideline for nurturing a child’s emotional health and laying the groundwork for an emotionally healthy adulthood. Encourage your child to express his feelings and respect those feelings. Let him know that everyone experiences pain, fear, anger, and anxiety. Learn the source of his feelings and help him express anger positively, without resorting to violence. Promote mutual respect and trust. Keep your voice level… Read More

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Mothers!!! He is Watching you

The home is your child’s first classroom and you are his first teacher. Although the child may not utter any meaningful word yet, his little eyes see quite a lot. Be sure he is learning and storing in his brain the things he sees you do. Set a good example for him because he carefully watches and unconsciously mimics you and he will replicate your behaviour. An undeniable fact is that your child will not always remain a child. As he grows older, your influence becomes more significant. He matches your precepts with your practises, to see if they agree. If they do, he follows with ease, but if they… Read More

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Why God created Mothers

When God created Mothers, He made two loving arms – To cradle us and shelter us from the world’s harm. When God created Mothers, He made a pair of hands – To care for us and guide us through our choices and our plans. When God created Mothers, He made the warmest heart – To understand and give our lives a happy, loving start. Why God created Mothers, is not a mystery… He meant to share His love with us and did it perfectly. This poem above (by an unknown author) entitled “Why God Created Mothers,” emphasizes the uniqueness and responsibilities of mothers. Children are gifts from God, so are… Read More

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Do as I Say, Not as I do!

The advancement of a child is a result of the varied influences he absorbs from his immediate environment – the parents, the school, peer groups, religious background, and the mass media. children are very observant. They are always aware of the things happening around them, though it may not be obvious to the people around, but they are easily influenced, especially (in the first two months); they notice everything. Hence, the words spoken and the actions of the parents at home and people around them, register on their minds, which at this stage is highly impressionable. Learning experiences at childhood – whether planned or unplanned goes a long way to shape… Read More

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Four (4) Proven Principles of Raising Responsible Children

Children are gift from God to mankind; they are leaders of tomorrow; that is why we must not relent in our quest to training our children to be well-mannered, godly, courteous, and useful individuals in the society. What our children end-up becoming in life has a lot to do with the child’s upbringing, the parents impact and the instilled values in these children. Below are four (4) proven principles we must implement to groom our children into well-meaning individuals in the society. 1. Purpose Many parents simply don’t want to accept their responsibility as parents. They expect others to raise their children for them: the government, school, church, babysitter, day-care… Read More

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Helping your Child Cope with School Stress

We parents, every morning, wake up and prepare our children for school; we provide them with all the learning materials they will need, put their lunch in their food case or in their bag and send them off for school. What happens afterwards (at school) is an aspect that we parents don’t consider. The stress at school for these little ones is a common phenomenon that they all faces. Who would imagine your little kids at school being soaked up with lots of pressure and we parents sometimes never give it much thoughts or even consider the stress our babies go through at school and how they cope with these… Read More

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Tips to Making Quality Time for your Kids

Just as it is stated in the Holy book (the bible), “Children are precious gift from God”. They are God’s heritage, created with special unique abilities and limitless tendencies. They can be inquisitive and sensitive; they need adequate care and proper guidance from parent or guardian. A well-trained child becomes a pride to his/her parent while an untrained child ends up a liability or ‘torn in the flesh‘ to his/her parent. It is what I’ll like to refer to as “Garbage in, Garbage out” process. A Child’s character is just a reflection of his/her parent’s. Though I sometime wonder why some kids get off track these days even after good care… Read More

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