“In Laws Are Generally Bad People!” I hear this a lot. But is it only In-Laws that are bad? I have seen certain situations where even family members treat you worse than your in-laws. What then should be your mind set? Your mindset can make a huge difference in giving you peace of mind with In Law relationships. In Laws – A Necessary Evil?.
“Hot Mama, Sexy Mama!
This is a common phrase nowadays. Everyone, especially Moms, trying their best to remain ‘hot’ and ‘on the market’…”
“Child Abuse casts a shadow the length of a Lifetime” – Herbert Ward
More often than not, Abuse is usually carried out by those closest to children. It is very unlikely that a stranger will be able to get so close to a child to abuse such a child except in cases of Rape. This fact gives us more responsibility as parents to be on our guards as regards our children…
As Nigerian Moms, I am aware of the fact that we are firm believers in spanking. But, where do we draw the line between discipline and physical abuse? When does physical punishment become physical abuse? Continue Reading… Physical Punishment or Not?…A Series on Abuse 3.
Where do we draw the line between Correction, Discipline and Outright Abuse? Are you just throwing words at your kids regardless of the weight of those words? Stones and Sticks May be Better… Stones and Sticks May Be Better… A Series on Abuse 2.
Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1.
Am I a Real Mom or What? That question is left for you to answer! Real Moms are not the Perfect Moms you know. In fact if you find a perfect Mom, can you please introduce us? I bet you may take forever before you find one. Will The Real Moms Please Stand Up..?.
So while we have the Strong Willed Child who is ready to insist on doing what he wants, we also have the Child who never seems to want to do anything at all! How do you know if your child is Laid Back or Just Plain Lazy? How Can You Help Your Child To be useful to herself and others? Check Out This Post… http://wp.me/p5l41f-4u Oluseye Ashiru www.strivingnigerianmom.com www.deardaughterofgod.com
“…It is often assumed that as we grow older, washing dishes will come naturally to us. Yes, it is true that anyone can do the dishes, but doing them well is another kettle of fish…”
Internet APPS and Their Risk Factors In the last Vlog in our Internet Safety Series, we looked at 4 Major Threats on The Internet for Our Kids. You can see that post here. In this post, we continue our Internet Safety series as we look at the APPS we use regularly,.and those our children are exposed to. We also look at what we can do to ensure that we safe guard our children […]
“If You don’t Move, You Can’t Make Impact!”
How Do They Speak? Speaking Your Child’s Love Language.
Don’t Be Discouraged… You’re Always Super Mom! So, you just Screamed at your Kids? Your kids had slept off before you got in from work? You missed yet another Parents’ Meeting because you weren’t able to get time off work? You weren’t able to afford that gift you’ve wanted to give your child..?
“…every child has a love language that fills their love cup. Whenever you use it, you fill the cup…”
To Every Super Mom Out There, You’re Appreciated Today As Always. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! Love From A Fellow Super Mom, Oluseye Ashiru This Post was first published on www.strivingnigerianmom.com
I heard my son read out this poem below over the weekend, and I found it quite interesting, you know. All the more interesting is the fact that this certain ‘Mr Nobody’ poem was written by An Anonymous Writer – well by Mr Nobody himself! Wow!I don’t know if you have that certain Mr Nobody in your home too? The one who always seems to be guilty of all the ‘crimes’ around the house? Well, […]
“This is the last in our series on Handling Misbehavior in Kids…How is Willful Misbehavior different from the initial two?”
“It looks like life will be easier if you walk away, but it may not. Just hang in there. Tomorrow will be alright.”
From our previous post on Handling Misbehavior, we established the three groups of misbehavior in kids. We also discovered that not all misbehavior should be rewarded with punishment. In this post, we look at another type of misbehavior – misbehavior that stems out of selfishness.
“…Typically, parents often believe that once a child misbehaves, that child deserves to be punished.
But, should every misbehavior of a child be followed by punishment?”
Do you feel as if your mornings are usually a race against the clock? Do you spend half your mornings screaming and rushing through everything? Sometimes, we can be overwhelmed, agreed, but if you seem to find yourself in this situation every single morning, then you need to make some adjustments that will make things run more smoothly for you. I bet you’ll find that these tips […]
“A Checklist as you prepare for your newborn…”
Sometimes as parents, we want to leave our kids to chance, or to some ‘other person’ to be taught about some issues of life. In our present times when Sex has been trivialized and made so cheap, it becomes an uphill task trying to teach our children the importance of sexual purity.
“If you consider the career milestones, social dexterity, and entrepreneurial escapades your mates or at least women are making in the society and world at large, it may just make you feel insignificant and look like you are not doing much. But you are. There are seasons in life, some are busy, some are quiet. Just recognize which you are in…”
“We can’t be everywhere at the same time, I am sure most mothers would wish they could be with their kids to monitor them every step of the way…”
Do you wonder why it seems as if your kids’ ears are blocked when you give them instructions? When others speak to them, they are quick to respond. When mom issues an instruction, the ears suddenly become blocked. I am sure you identify with this certain character trait in your child.
“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Unknown It’s a new month already! And in fact this new month is already rolling by. If the fact that we’re in February doesn’t wake you up, what will?