Are your kids too busy?
Jul02

Are your kids too busy?

In our highly charged and highly competitive environment, it seems that our kids are spending more time outside the home than inside. In fact, we have been driven to give our children the best they can have in life that we sometimes forget why we did it in the first place. There is really nothing wrong with children learning new skills and gaining more knowledge but when they become too busy, they lose focus. So when do we know is the...

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Cesarean or natural birth?
Mar29

Cesarean or natural birth?

For women who are pregnant, there will be 2 factors that will drive your excitement during this time. First, the gender of your baby which can usually be determined around the second trimester of the pregnancy and the second would be how you are going to give birth to your baby when the time comes. The question on whether you should go for Cesarean or a natural birth would constantly be on your mind and you must be careful not to be...

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ICE – What is it and how dangerous is it?
Mar29

ICE – What is it and how dangerous is it?

  There are many types of dangerous drugs circulating in the markets today. They go by various types of names and street names. All drugs are actually a type of medication developed for a specific purpose which means that they are actually for a good use. It is when someone misuses these drugs that they become dangerous. Cocaine is known as coke, happy dust among others while Heroin is sometimes known as Big H or Black Pearl. ICE is a...

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Top 10 Things to Avoid during Pregnancy
Mar28

Top 10 Things to Avoid during Pregnancy

Being pregnant is an extremely happy and joyful feeling but there certain things that you must be aware of and most importantly to avoid during the course of your pregnancy in order to avoid any complications later. There are many old wives’ tales that you would have heard by now like not having to deal with scissors and such but below are 10 things to avoid and they are scientifically proven. 1.    Tobacco and tobacco smoke If you...

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Why teenagers say ‘Yes’ to sex?
Mar27

Why teenagers say ‘Yes’ to sex?

Growing up can be a tricky affair if you mix with the wrong crowd and friends. If you are a teenager and had recently entered a relationship, you will soon be tempted or influenced to have sex with your partner. It is a personal choice and you will be responsible for your own body so you had better be well aware of the consequences. Research has shown that the main reason why teens today said ‘yes’ to sex was due to curiosity. This...

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What advice to give your kids when they go clubbing?
Mar27

What advice to give your kids when they go clubbing?

Your kids are now reaching the age where they are mixing around and socializing. The teenager and young adult’s years would be one of the hardest periods of parenting because this is when they are exposed to alcohol, cigarettes and sex. Not many parents are able to cope with their children as they experience hormonal changes and could become ‘rebellious’. So what do you say to your kid if he or she is going out clubbing this weekend?...

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Is Praising your kids spoiling them?
Mar26

Is Praising your kids spoiling them?

You would have heard by now that over-praising the kids might risk spoiling them. This is because while praising might encourage them to continue doing the good things, overdoing it might cause them an inflated confidence which might have repercussions in the future. So, is there a right and wrong way to praise your kids? The rule of thumb is to do it in moderation. The usual conundrum of quantity versus quality is a constant problem...

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What is motherhood
Jan03

What is motherhood

A woman enter the world of motherhood from the moment they find out that they’re pregnant. Once you find out that you’re expecting a baby, women tend to practice great care and caution in an attempt to protect the loved one inside. But bear in mind that motherhood is beyond that. Besides biological mother, surrogate and adoptive mothers may also experience motherhood in different ways. The role of a mother has been defined...

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Child in the car – danger or safety
Jan02

Child in the car – danger or safety

Most of us are well aware that keeping our children in the car sometimes is safe. Whether we are re-fueling the car, going to the toilet, withdrawing cash at the ATM or anything at all, it seems that leaving them in the car would be the best possible solution. After all, if you are in the supermarket, even if it is for a while, the doors are locked, the windows are slightly opened, what else can go wrong? You have to first overcome...

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Your baby’s first words
Jan02

Your baby’s first words

The baby’s first few words are usually met with tears of joys of the parents. As you wait and anticipate for your child’s first words, which you will hope that it would be ‘daddy’ or ‘mommy’, any other word that comes close would be good enough for you. Hence you will accept ‘dada’ as ‘dad’ or ‘mama’ as ‘mom’, whichever you prefer. You should well be...

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Communication through sign language with toddlers
Dec08

Communication through sign language with toddlers

Now that your baby is born, you tend to want to talk to them with the hope that they are able to understand the message you are trying to convey. Many a times you will find some responses highly amusing and encouraging but a lot of other times have you pretty much talking to yourself and your baby is also pretty much minding their own business with the little toy they are holding or losing focus altogether. So what is the best method...

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Why are Family Values important?
Nov09

Why are Family Values important?

In any family, it is with utmost importance that you are well aware of the family values. This could be in terms of traditions, practices, cultures and such and if such values are determined and upheld, then you will find that teaching the children and having a harmonious family environment would be always present. This is because like it or not, a child is naturally a member of a family and then go on to become a member of the...

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Tips to be successful parents
Oct31

Tips to be successful parents

As far as parenting are concerned, all parents want the best for their kids. This is vitally important as we often believe that we would be the best people who can guide them through life and teach them the best education they should be receiving. Whatever the circumstances, you will need to learn about parenting at one time or another whether you like it or not. You would have to identify the best ways to teach your kids about the...

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The importance of family planning
Oct31

The importance of family planning

Family planning is crucial as it educates young people particularly minor about pregnancy and the consequences due to unwanted pregnancy. Raising a child is harder than you think. Of course, besides financial stability, couples must also ensure a suitable home environment to bring up a kid. One small mistake can change your future and affect a person’s life. Both parties must commit Family planning requires mutual agreement between...

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When is the right time to talk to your children about sex?
Jul26

When is the right time to talk to your children about sex?

Talking about sex with children is an extremely tricky subject. In fact, it is one of the highlights of parenting and a stage that every parent dreads. This is because it is difficult to talk about subjects as touchy as this which could cause awkwardness with both the parties. The parents might find it hard to verbalize the subject while the child might feel embarrassed to discuss them. So, when would be the best time to actually talk...

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The pains of a parents even after giving birth
Jul11

The pains of a parents even after giving birth

The pains of being a parent does not only stop after you have conceived your child, if you think that after giving birth the pain that you endure throughout the entire pregnancy period such as swelling, heartburns, hemorrhoids and other unwanted ailments will cease, you are sadly mistaken. This is not to persuade parents on not to have children but to make them better prepared, dealing with children is something that every parent must...

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How to score straight A’s
Jun03

How to score straight A’s

To be a top student, or student of excellence, it is not really rocket science if you know what you need to do and how to do it. Not everyone is born smart and talented and with a few tips and some hard work you too can be one. Listen and pay attention The most important thing first is that you must learn to listen and pay attention. Our education system tends to be spoon-feeding sometimes with teachers telling us to take notes. Do...

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Toddler transitions
Jun02

Toddler transitions

It has been perceived that youngsters are flexible to change and adapt to a new environment. Well, only the old folks will follow the routine to perform the same chores everyday. For kids, they will abandon their monumental lifestyle by the age of four. But then again, it is not easy to persuade a four-year-old child to give up their pacifier and move from the crib to a spacious bed. Some may have gone off to preschool while there are...

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Practical guides for family bonding
May14

Practical guides for family bonding

As kids grow up, parents seem to spend less time with them. Kids are always busy with their homework, after school activities and going out with friends while parents seem to spend more time to work. But remember, nothing is more important than spending time with family members and keep connected with one another though everyone is going in different directions. Here are some practical guides to create great bonding time with other...

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Resolving family conflict
May12

Resolving family conflict

Conflict generally refers to disagreement between two parties or more due to different opinions, needs and interests. When family has their own conflict, it will only bring chaos and lead to long term damage. There are different causes of family conflict. It can be a result from a workaholic husband whose wife feels neglected and children who are afraid of the constant fighting at home. There is also the possibility of lack of good...

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Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
May10

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

The greatest gift we can give to our children is love. Children also need a safe home free from violence. And of course, parents are responsible to love, care and protect them. Therefore, when things go wrong outside or if they face problems, they can always come home and seek comfort and advice from their parents. Unfortunately, with the increasing number of domestic violence cases, it simply means that children are exposed to...

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Building a good relationship with your children
May06

Building a good relationship with your children

Adults are spending more time to work while kids prefer to sit in front of the latest technology surfing various social networks to connect with people around the world. Unfortunately, gone are the days when parents would spend a great deal of time with their kids to build a good relationship. These days, parents believe that showering the kids with gifts indicate their love and warmth and may help to build a good relationship.  But...

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Effective Parenting
May06

Effective Parenting

Raising children is never easy especially with first born kids because parents often feel unprepared. When one of the parents could not cope with the stress, they simply walk out leaving the kids with their partner. Here are some tips to promote effective parenting to allow you to enjoy more fun time with beloved kids. But first things first, effective parenting generally refers to the responsibilities of raising and providing basic...

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How to improve your child’s grade without the frustration
Apr23

How to improve your child’s grade without the frustration

Time flies very fast and it waits for no one, I am certain that many adults will attest to this fact. And this applies to the parents that have children as well; they will basically grow right in front of your eyes. It is only a choice on whether; you as a parent choose the take an active participation in your child’s life. With a blink of an eye they will progress from kindergarten to college and before you know it they will be...

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How moms can save time
Apr23

How moms can save time

It will not come as a surprise to see moms that are overwhelmed with the fact that they try to fit everything from their work and home life into their hectic schedule. Not many people can accomplish this and for those that can it is very rewarding. On top of the responsibilities that were mentioned earlier they will also need to take care of the grocery, the cleaning and washing, emergencies especially when the child falls ill and the...

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