Over the last few days, I have experienced a myriad of emotions ranging from pain…anger…confusion…irritation… Since the story broke about the unfortunate incidence in which two young men were found dead in a car in Lagos, social media has been … Continue reading #HumaneInADigitalWorld – Where Do You Draw The Line?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably experienced “the good, the bad and the ugly” of relationships. Relationships are inevitable…some are thrust on us like the families we are born into and some develop based on our interactions and the choices we make. Relationships are a vital part of a child’s social and emotional development. In the course of interacting with family, friends (offline & online), teachers, domestic they too would most definitely encounter various kinds of people with whom they could build either healthy of unhealthy relationships. As tempting as it is for parents to want to shield … Continue reading Relationships Matter
As a new school year starts, I find my thoughts regularly drifting to my unknown young “relatives” growing up in the village and other children growing up in different parts of the world who have no clue as to the … Continue reading Musings Of A Digizen…Literacy
For those who’ve been asking and others who might not know, this blog http://www.parentinvestment.com is actually powered by RAVE Et Al (RAVE) a social enterprise that is passionate about equipping the younger generation with the values, attitudes and life skills … Continue reading ParentInvestment…Powered By RAVE
A few days ago a reader of my blog contacted me to share her story because she believes there are a lot of lessons for parents … Continue reading Weed? Not Under My Roof!
On Thursday 4th May 2017, the internet and social media was agog with the story of the “evil” perpetrated by some pupils of Falomo High School and Ireti Secondary Schools in Lagos, Nigeria, who chose a very unconventional and bizarre … Continue reading It’s Time To Act
Happy Independence my fellow Nigerians! As we celebrate the 56th year of our independence, I’m reminded of the second stanza of our National anthem: As a parent, I definitely would love my children to attain lofty heights and would want … Continue reading 56 Years …
A few hours of having my children home for the Christmas holidays and the “fun” has already begun! I am blessed with two amazing young adult children (girl and boy) who love and get along with each other quite well. Sometimes they do have rather unconventional ways of showing their love for each other with jabs and teasing that leave me in “pain”. Not sure if it’s just me but have you ever watched your children (no matter what age) bicker or have “friendly” banters with one another? I’m usually tempted to jump in and remind each of them of … Continue reading Sibling Kindness
About two weeks ago, I came across an interview on YouTube held with the first deaf-blind Harvard Law graduate – Haben Girma. To say I was impressed would be putting it mildly. I was also very curious to know her story and how she accomplished such a feat – I can only imagine the effort and adjustment being deaf or blind would require but to be both and graduate from Harvard…with a Law degree…wow!!!! After getting over my initial amazement, I listened intently to the interview and there was something Haben said that has kept ringing in my head. The interviewer asked … Continue reading Connecting with People who are “Different”
Last week we started our discourse on inculcating a kindness culture in our children. Kindness is multifaceted – it finds expression in several ways – being generous, caring, understanding, forgiving…but my focus today is on Kindness expressed by being friendly, and how we can help our children develop social skills that result in positive & healthy friendships. How many of us have had our kids say to us “John doesn’t want to play with me again”? Or perhaps your child is the one who says, “Bella is not my friend again.” How do you react to these seemingly childish reports?… … Continue reading A Culture of Kindness…Friendship
I find it quite interesting how from the month of November, the “Christmas buzz” fills the air…. physical and cyberspace bustling with Christmas sales, décor, gift ideas… Parents, family, friends and organizations shopping around for gifts … It has become a culture that cuts across different ages, races and beliefs. What if we cultivated a culture of kindness – all year round? How about letting kindness be a part of our everyday life and showing our children what it really means and how to be kind? Imagine the difference it would make. One of the beauties of kindness is that it … Continue reading KINDNESS… A Culture Worth Preserving
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and with the end of the year around the corner, I thought now would be a good time to focus on another TTV -Gratitude – what it really is and why is it important for our children and us, to practice it? Beyond showing good manners or simply being thankful and appreciative, gratitude is a mindset, a lifestyle – it’s an attitude that yields immense benefits. A study conducted by Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, reveals that cultivating gratitude can increase happiness levels by around 25 percent. It can also cause … Continue reading I’m Thankful For…