We grew up with the saying ‘No parents have favorites amongst their kids, and they love them all equally’. This is a myth parents have managed to uphold for years, because one can imagine how shocking it would be for a child to be told they were procreated just for the purpose of making up … Continue reading FAVORITISM IN CHILDREN
IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME… “It does not do well to dwell on dreams (and memories), and forget to live...” Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter). Marcel Proust’s iconic words, ‘In search of Lost Time’, have carried more significance than we care to admit as humans. For a lot of people, the life we envision ourselves having … Continue reading IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME…
With the world going more digital, social media platforms have become one of the most important means of communication available to humans. And this has gone on to give voice to issues that before now, were whispered in small circles and community, most notable the strive for women equality and inclusion. And like all human … Continue reading ITS OKAY TO DISAGREE… we all can’t see the world from the same lens.
Female Genital Mutilation in the most simplistic term is the cutting or removal of some or the whole of the external female genitalia either for cultural reasons or non-medical reasons. It can be described as a sort of female circumcision as well. A disturbing practice quite rampant in Africa, the Middle East, and some European … Continue reading PROTECTING THE GIRL-CHILD: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS I had just concluded my second year in the secondary school and I was among the top five students in my class but wasn’t the best in the class. I was reasonably sad and disappointed because I felt I let down my dad’s expectation of me. My … Continue reading MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS
... Building the confidence of kids Entropy can be simply described as lack of order or predictability in thermal energy. No single scientific word can succinctly describe the energy level of kids as they grow up. One of the greatest wonder of life is the process of growing up, and nothing fully describes this wonderful … Continue reading KIDS AND ENTROPY
My eyes contorted with shock as I read the inane comments of a clearly disturbed individual sexualizing the picture of a girl who can’t be more than five years on social media. I felt nothing but pity for the naïve young girl who looked nothing but happy and innocent in the picture. I was enraged … Continue reading KIDS, SEX AND THE 21ST CENTURY
I could hardly stop laughing as the dialogue and images from the movie ‘The Dictator’ cracked me up non-stop. The post- credit scenes were no less hilarious than the feature length movie and I was laughing hysterically. A particular dialogue however caught my attention and long after the images of the movie filtered out, I … Continue reading TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.
WHY CHILD NANNIES? In saner and more developed climes, there are numerous registered institutions one can easily rent a nanny if a family opts for one. The prices are standardized based on the government’s minimum wage and the working hours clearly spelt out based on the prior negotiations the family has with the respective nanny … Continue reading CHILD CARE IN AFRICA – AN INSIGHT AT CHILD NANNIES: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY ( PART 2)