PARENTING and PUBERTY- When, How and What to Speak to Your Child About Puberty

Enlarged breasts, larger penises and testicles, menstruation, pubic hair, change in figure (or rounded figure in girls), voice cracking and early morning erection (in boys) are few of the physiological (natural) signs that occur in puberty. A lot of us parents shy away from speaking to our children about all these or sometimes we don’t […]

PARENTING AND SCREEN TIME; TAKE CHARGE! How I Manage Screen Time in My Home

Unavoidably, screen time is a challenge to modern day childhood, considering the multitude of available screen choices. I-pads, tablets, smart phones, TVs etc. not to talk of the games, apps, social media at the fingertips of our children. This being said, it will be ignorant not to admit and acknowledge the advantages of technology. Educational […]

PARENTING and CORPORAL PUNISHMENT; Right or Wrong? 5 Positive Ways to Discipline Your Child

Parenting is a daunting task. I am an African mother. I grew up in Africa where most of the things discussed here are actually strange, but thank God for technology and ever-changing world enriched with knowledge of so many things. Yes children are like wet cement, parents are the builders. We mould them. I want […]

PARENTING- Gary Chapman Book “The Five love languages of a Teenager”; Review, Summary, Discussion, Lessons Learned

Raising a teen is challenging. For every parent that is or has raised one before knows this. With growth hormonal spurt, all the physical and psychological changes that accompany adolescence, technology further complicates teen parenting by having to deal with global world and mobile internet, satellite television, video games, violence and much more. Gary Chapman […]

SEX AND PARENTING; WHEN AND HOW SHOULD SEX BE DISCUSSED WITH A CHILD? Q&A SESSION WITH A PARENT

This could be anyone’s story…..Imagine on a beautiful Friday evening, a daughter comes home with multiple awards. She was the best student in Math, Language Arts and Science. She was also awarded the most well-behaved child in her grade. Gosh! Her mother felt good and accomplished. Then the next day, she got 2 trophies in […]