Cyberspace is the Internet, and the internet is always in our faces, and consequently in the faces of our kids.The internet can be a fun place, with so many interesting things for kids such as games, educational resources, and much more. Gone are the days when you had to get to a Cybercafe before you […]
“…The proper use of the rest room is essential for both hygiene and social purposes”
Good manners are expected to be seen in all areas of or lives. As discussed in our previous posts on Good Manners, it all starts with having respect for others.
“Hello…Who is Speaking?” And I wonder, “you are asking me who is speaking when you have called me on my phone!” This is a common scenario that plays out often in our phone conversations with people, and it just goes a long way to show how important it is to teach our kids how to […]
“…Polite Children don’t just happen, they are taught to be polite…”
Being a part of your child’s spiritual journey is an essential part of your parenting…This is the only way to ensure that your children will do what they have been taught, even when you’re not present with them
…The fact that a child grows older does not automatically mean that whining will stop…
“…teasing, especially when it is intended to hurt is not something that should be brushed aside…”
“…Raising kids even where the two parents are there can be quite tasking, not to consider adding the stress of being and doing it alone…”
…As a mom, there are many days when I am just craving for the time to put up my feet and just rest…
Yes, it’s okay to get angry…Teaching our kids that it’s okay to get angry is a great step towards helping them handle conflicts appropriately…
“…Raising your child to be assertive teaches him to say No to whatever situation he does not feel comfortable with. If a child has not been taught to speak up for himself, he will grow up never changing situations, he will be just fine with whatever life hands him…”
“…That your child that seems to be frustrating all your parenting techniques is a child on her way to greatness…”
Summer is here! I used to get pretty excited when I worked away from home whenever school lets out for summer. This period afforded me the opportunity to sleep in a little later as there was no need to rush off to drop the kids off at school before heading out for work. Usually, during […]
When it comes to Abuse, sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit down, fold our arms and watch are equally guilty. Daily, we are bombarded with various scenarios where, as a result of negligence or not being vigilant, children suffer abuse from loved ones or […]
The dream of every parent is to have good, disciplined, well-behaved children that will grow into responsible adults. That’s my dream too. I see the future of my children and what I can see there is good. I don’t leave it as a dream though; I make plans and I take steps to make sure […]
“Life is complicated enough as it is. Then add the stress of comparing one child to the other…”
“A lot of us feel like Super Woman, piling our plates high with so many activities, we feel bad whenever we have to say no to one more activity. Over commitment is dangerous to our primary responsibilities in life…”
Now that you are preparing for Nursery School for your child, it’s not just about preparing the kids academically that’s important … there are a whole lot more things your child should be learning at this crucial time, to gain some level of independence.
The awesome task of being a Mom can leave us drained for most of the time. In the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, you may feel like your world has been turned upside down, everything seems to be happening all at once. Between trying to feed your baby, change diapers, giving the baby a […]
When John Logie Baird invented the TV in 1925, I am sure he could never have imagined the tremendous impact it would have on our world, children and adults alike.
You often hear people talk about how to achieve work-life balance. In fact, people pay to attend seminars, workshops and courses on how to achieve this seemingly elusive work-life balance. What exactly is work-life balance? I see it as an attempt to give an equal measure of weight to both your life and your work. […]
“…As long as I know that I am striving towards being the best Mom that I can be, then I am just fine…”
I remember my son’s first haircut given to him by his grandpa. 💇♂️💇♂️💇♂️💇♂️ It was a squirmy, squiggly affair 😀 He was trying so hard to get out of that strange place. He definitely was doing all he could to escape that situation. Listen to this podcast as I share some of my lessons with […]
Hi Dear Mom, I sent out a Newsletter to my email subscribers during the week and I asked them if they were getting frustrated with not being able to get your goals on course. You can check out that newsletter here if you’re not yet an email subscriber. [I wonder if you know what you’re […]
Think your brain is magnetic and you’ve got things all figured out? That’s me right there. I used to think I was good like that! No need to write down what I need done – of course I would remember. How wrong I was. Fast forward to the new me. The joy of my phone […]
“I am a MAP”. My son looked at me curiously. I said, “Yes, I am a MAP. I am a Mom Achieving Purpose”. Then, he smiled like “Oh, Mummy”. Finally, we have moved to our new site and I am so excited to be doing this today. So, you are also a MAP. As a […]
The holidays are winding down – at least in my part of the world! And it is back to school and to reality for you and the children too. Did I hear a sigh of relief from a Mom? The end of summer is usually a bitter sweet time. Sweet because you no longer have […]
There are several factors that serve as a point of negative influence to a child – it could be things or people.
As much as we desire to raise children whose desire is towards the things that God wants, we cannot isolate our children from the world or keep them in our cocoon forever.
How then can we help our children to deal with negative influences they may encounter in their daily interactions?
“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my […]