Great Parenting, Meet Our June Guest- Parent of the Month

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Welcome to our parentinggist parent of the month , let’s meet our guest…Ma, can we know all about you?

 

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Good day admin, I’m Ifedolapo Fajimi, an agro economist by training. I’m the brand and marketing manager for Grace Aion Farms (an aquaculture SME). Prior this appointment, I have close to a decade of work experience as relationship manager in a commercial bank in Nigeria.

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I love to meet people, acquire skills, enlighten and impact what ever knowledge I esteem. I also love to talk expressively, interesting sewist and a bead maker.

 

I am married to Olatoye for about 10 years now and blessed with 2 girls.

 

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Am so delighted to have you ma as my guest this month

 

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My pleasure ma’am

 

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What’s the excitement of combining the job of a brand and marketing manager with parenthood?

 

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Humn, it’s very interesting, flexible and corroborative.

I mean when compared to the traditional 8-5 schedules we are used to. For the first time in my eight years of parenting, I could take my kids to school, attend open day and other important school occasions, be home to welcome them back from school, etc.

Wao! I never knew I could have this kind of opportunity easily.

It also affords me the luxury and flexibility of planning my activities.

 

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Having more time for the kids, what effects have you noticed in your kids?

 

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Humn, plenty

1. The kids never liked the fact that I wasn’t always around

2. Each time they get back from school and sensed I was in, you’ll see special jubilation

3. They are closer and discuss more with mummy, etc

 

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When it comes to Selecting a School for your kids, what factors do you consider?

 

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Well, a lot of factors; but basically standard/quality, proximity(elementary school) & value delivered.

 

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Now that the kids are having more fun being with Mummy or rather mummy has more

time for mummy duties, what advice would you give to working mums?

 

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Well, it all depends! No two situations are exactly d same. 1. However, within d peculiarity of ur situation, find time to bond wt d kids and ur partner.

2. Do all to enjoy whatever situation u have @ hand on ur way to ut destination.

3. If u wouldn’t be available to discharge mummy’s duty, get capable hands wt d support of ur partner as much as possible.

 

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Your fish products is loved by many mums, how can we reach you if we need to patronize our fellow parent?

 

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I can be reached on 08039197093, dolapo.gav@gmail.com, IG & FB; @graceaionfarms

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Thanks for being our guest, am sure your finding fun with the kids after 8 years of parenting will inspire some other parents

 

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You’re welcome ma’am, its an enjoyable phase of parenting

 

It was a pleasure having another mom on the show this month of June.

I have learnt a lot from her story, what did you learn?

 

 

 

What to do, When Your Child says “Am Scared”

Child says am scared
Children get scared sometimes.. This might be as a result of what they see or hear. When your child says am scared, what do you do?

Except your family lives in total isolation, your children will have these experiences at some point in life. Continue reading What to do, When Your Child says “Am Scared”

When The Baby Cries 1:00am At Midnight

After a very long day at work, coupled with the kind of traffic faced when heading home, what you are most likely looking forward to is a warm bath coupled with a good meal and then a sound sleep. Sleep is essential. This is not because the doctor says so, but because the alarm will be buzzing by 5:00am the next morning, you want to get the best out of the little hours of sleep, but then there is a little baby who might turn out a “crying-baby” anytime in the middle of the night.

 

Your sleep has begun, and in the middle of it the baby cries for attention from his/her cot. Your sleep is distorted, and from the depth of your heart you pray the baby will by some miracle stop crying. Your prayer however doesn’t get answered, as the “crying-baby” cries louder. You turn to your partner, and wish he/she will please get up and attend to the “crying-baby”.

 

Who Should Attend To The “crying-baby”?
Most men assume when a “crying-baby” cries he/she needs attention that can only be given by the mother. This is however not so, what law says men should not change diapers, or carry a “crying-baby” on their backs, sing lullabies, reduce or increase the room temperature as may be needed or feed the baby? A loving husband and father will definitely not see anything wrong in contributing to taking care of his son or daughter, but to attend to a “crying-baby” in the middle of a deep sleep?

A wife who has a nanny or baby sitter who comes around during the day to look after the baby is definitely relieved of the stressing of nursing the baby during the day. Her work however is demanding just like any Nigerian striving to make ends meet in this current economic recession. Asides, who doesn’t enjoy a sound sleep?
The answer to the question of who should attend to a “crying-baby” in the middle of the night should be based on mutual agreement and understanding.

What works for family A may not work for family B. Some couples prefer to rotate the role, while some others follow a first-to-hear-the-cry-first-to-attend approach. Nothing is cast in stone, call your partner, talk about it and reach a workable conclusion. Two things should not happen, the role (of who should attend to the baby in the middle of the night) should not be one-sided, and two, the “crying-baby” should not be left unattended to.

Nursing mothers should teach their husbands how to change and properly dispose baby diapers, how to safely carry the baby on the back, how and what to feed the baby at when, and also where the baby food is stored.

Share your experiences on this issue, how have you be addressing it? What do you feel works best, or better put, what has been working for you? Use the comment box below.

Turn Your Hobby into Passion, and Earns Greatly …Meet Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month

Welcome to May,

 

This month, our guest is a woman of substance, who out of curiosity and adventure turned her hobby into a full time business.

 

Guess who she is?

  Continue reading Turn Your Hobby into Passion, and Earns Greatly …Meet Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month

Speech delay in children and toddlers associated with use of media devices.

 

Speech Delay in Children, Speech Delay in Toddlers, Speech Delay from Handheld Devices.

speech delay in children from handheld devices

An average Nigerian parent wants to keep their kids busy all day either watching cartoons or playing with the tablet or any other mobile device. Continue reading Speech delay in children and toddlers associated with use of media devices.

Are Entrepreners Born or Made? Meet Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month


Are Entrepreneurs born or made? Hrtrepreneur , Blogger at Convenience, Wife and Mother

are entrepreneurs born or made

Welcome to our parentinggist parent of the month of April 2017, let’s meet our guest…Ma, can we know all about you?

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My name is Pee Otigbu. I am a people management practitioner, a HRtrepeneur. I am also a convenience blogger-this means i blog only when its convenient for me or when i feel very pertinent to put out an information, doesn’t sound serious right?. I am a wife and a mum with the mum part being the most demanding.

 

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Interesting! A HRtrepeneur, blog at convince, a wife and a mum! Can you throw more light on HRtrepeneur for some of our readers ?
Continue reading Are Entrepreners Born or Made? Meet Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month

How to Create a Stress Free School Morning

Stress free School Morning, How to make school mornings easier, School Morning routine for children,Chaos-free School Morning

stress free school morning
Have you ever imagined the great effect your morning routine has on your daily mood?

Often times most parents start their week days in a zigzag manner trying to get the kids ready for school. Continue reading How to Create a Stress Free School Morning

Should I Talk to my Child about Death?

Should I Talk to My Child About Death? When should I talk to my child about Death? How do I talk to my Child about Death? What Age should I talk to my child about Death?

should I talk to my child about death?

Death is a topic most parents try to avoid. I understand ! – Death isn’t something wonderful Continue reading Should I Talk to my Child about Death?

What You Ought to Know about Sexual Abuse, Effects on Children?

Sexual abuse effects on children

Sexual Abuse Effects on Children, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence

A recent discussion I was involved in got me to ask this question; “When is the right time and place to educate your kids about sexual molestation?” Continue reading What You Ought to Know about Sexual Abuse, Effects on Children?

Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month- March 2017,An Online Entreprenur, the Virtual Summit Queen

Virtual Summit Queen, Online Entrepreneur

Virtual Summit Queen

On this Month’s edition of our parentinggist parent of the month, Our Guest is also a wife and mother.
A barrister, who became an online entreprenur ( i call her a guru).she is so good at what she is doing. She is the virtual Summit Queen

Hey Let’s unveil her identity.
Continue reading Our Parentinggist Parent of the Month- March 2017,An Online Entreprenur, the Virtual Summit Queen