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What We Should Know About Children and Play

Play isn’t just something children do to have fun. It is vital to their development and helps them develop essential life skills.

Growing up, even though we had school and after-school lessons, we still had a tremendous amount of time to choose fun activities by ourselves and also play with other children. We created games to play with udala/agbalumo/“cherry” seeds, made up the rules as we went along, resolved conflict between players, learnt how to compete fairly and handle losing graciously, and discovered the kinds of things that really interested us. Read more…

Family Life, Published Articles, Relationships

One Much Overlooked Ingredient Every Marriage Needs

In marriage we usually think, sincerely, that there’s no time or energy for those little extra things that make a big difference in marriage until suddenly there’s lots of time and energy for an affair, or for separation and divorce proceedings. Read more…

Personal Leadership, Published Articles

10 Little Tips for a Productive 2017

Lifestyle changes have been known to produce better results than resolutions. You need to take action each day if you will make progress.

Everyone usually looks forward to a better year each time January comes around, but what will you actually do, or do differently, to be productive and achieve more in 2017? Here are a few suggestions.

Family Life, Published Articles

5 Fun Ways To Teach Your Child Through Play

Teachers attest to the fact that when children spend too much time playing or watching TV, it creates windows for unlearning, and may also cause a child to start losing concentration in class as his mind repeatedly drifts off to playful thoughts.

Does this mean children should have little or no play? I think not; all work and no play still makes Jack a dull boy, last time I checked. However, parents can help their young ones by varying their play activities, and also by engaging in the kind of play that includes learning. Here are some tried and tested edutaining activities. Continue reading…

Family Life, Published Articles

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Become A Better Parent

Only someone who has never attempted raising a child can say that parenting is easy. In fact, when most people first have their children, one of the things that strike them is just how much their own parents went through for them.

Parenting is also a journey that never ends, and we learn every day. As such, regardless of what stage you’re in or how old your children are, there’s always something you can start doing to improve your parenting and I’ll be sharing with you a few I’ve learnt. Continue reading…