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Homeschooling during COVID-19

Home Schooling During COVID-19- Challenges and Way Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned many parents and guardians into teachers through homeschooling. As a professional teacher and a parent, I still find homeschooling a bit challenging. However, these challenges are  surmountable. Here are some of the perceived challenges associated with homeschooling and the way forward: Plan your homeschooling activities: Planning is an aspect of …

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between child discipline and child abuse

The line between child discipline and child abuse- Happy Children’s Day

Sometimes, there can be a thin line between child discipline and child abuse. These days, discipline is a big issue in child training, especially in a school system. With corporal punishment abolished or outlawed in many primary and secondary schools, both public and private, the issue of proper and acceptable disciplinary measures have become highly …

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Role of parents in students academic performance

Role Of Parents/Guardians In Students’ Academic Performance

I remember growing up. Back then, my parents weren’t really educated. However, they love education and they know the importance of good education. So, they encouraged us a lot to study hard. Most times, they regulated our involvement in excessive plays and made us study extra hours even though they could not personally assist us …

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Children and parenting

Children And Parenting: Happy Children’s Day

Children Are Unique: Children are so unique and special. As a teacher and a mother, I spend all the twenty-four hours of my day parenting on daily basis. My parenting duties start at home each day, continues at the school and even when I get home, it never ends. Dealing with children can be both …

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Children's inquisitiveness endless questions

Children’s Inquisitiveness, Endless Questions

These days, the Inquisitiveness of my children has no limitations. It cuts across all areas of life, including religion, reproduction, health, etc. Today, being a Saturday, everyone is at home and there was no rush to go out. I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast when these young and inquisitive minds barged into the kitchen …

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Medication for children

Medication For Children And The Challenges

Children’s health can be unpredictable. When children have health challenges, you have no choice but to go to the health professionals for their medication to avoid things getting out of hand. Whenever my children have any health challenge that requires the administration of oral drugs, I get myself ready for the battle ahead. Yes o, …

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Parenting and child discipline

Parenting And Child Discipline-Mistakes/Corrections

As a parent, I find child discipline which is a very far reaching and important aspect of parenting as challenging and rewarding at the same time. It is worth repeating that child discipline is a key and indispensable part of parenting. My Parenting And Child Discipline Lessons: Every child is unique: In the past, I …

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The Side-eye You Get From Your Child When…….

This is the type of serious side-eye you get from your child when she demands to watch her favourite cartoon channel but mummy insists on watching a News channel instead.   Then she reminds mummy about the song they sing in school which is: “Parents listen to your children……” “We are the leaders of tomorrow …

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The Power Of Touch- Amazing Touching Effects!

The Power Of Touch- Amazing Touching Effects! Study shows that close and comforting contacts such as cuddles and hugs not only keep babies warm, snug, and loved, but can also change their genetics for years. Source/Credit: Science Alert Interesting! In fact, one of my daughters asks for hugs like no man business. It was to …

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