The Best Ways to protect your child from sexual harassment

 

Sexual harassment has reached a level of concern that we can no longer ignore. There is an urgent need to create awareness on this menace.

When a child knows that his/her voice will be heard and taken seriously, it gives him/her the courage to speak up when something isn’t right.

 

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When is the best time to take your daughter on her first date?

Parenting can come with a lot of challenges and it is never easy.

As a parent, it is imperative to imbibe in the girl child, in an early hour, an understanding and awareness of how she is meant to be treated as a girl and eventually as a woman.

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When Should Your Child Start Assisting in House chores?

Child Start assisting in House chores

When Should Your Child Start Assisting in House Chores? House Chores, Age Appropriate House Chores for Kids.

As I walked home that fateful evening, I pondered in my heart, all that had happened last night.

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Choosing  a  Future Career For Your Kids,  What do you Consider?

Parents choosing Future career for your kids

In our present  society,  basically  every parent  puts the future  of  their kids into consideration  in taking vital family  decisions.

When we were much younger our parents chose  and decided  our future  careers. Continue reading Choosing  a  Future Career For Your Kids,  What do you Consider?

Lagoshousewife MD Graces Our Parent of the Month Segment

On this Month’s edition of our parentinggist parent of the month segment, our guest is a wife, mother, a teacher and a great cook.
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Learn from her experiences and share your thoughts with us.

Welcome to our parentinggist parent of the month for August 2017, can we meet you ma? Continue reading Lagoshousewife MD Graces Our Parent of the Month Segment

A little dirt for the Immune System?

A few of us privileged to grow up in the suburbs with our parents or grandparents can remember Playing in the sand, building Mud castles and other dirt play that got us scolded but mostly because we got our clothes dirty and hardly because of the fear of infections.
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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.
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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.