In recent times, there has been a focus on the need to have young people in governance in the Nigerian political scene. The #NotTooYoungToRun campaign seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria and globally. While I certainly agree that an infusion of “young blood” would be a progressive move especially in view of the fact that over half of the global population is under 30 years of age, my focus is more on how as parents and educators, we can raise our children to be successful leaders. Standing on the premise that leadership is not … Continue reading Start Them Young To Lead
As I reminisce over the various stories on kindness that have been shared with me and remember the way people’s faces have lit up when I have shown them kindness, I’m more resolute to never underestimate the power of one kind deed or word because it could literarily save a life. In a busy and fast-paced world, it’s quite easy to be so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of life that we miss plenty opportunities to make a positive difference in someone’s life. As Leo Buscaglia put it, “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind … Continue reading Kindness Matters
No matter the amount of time you’ve clocked in this parenting business, one thing you’d realize is that it’s a lifetime of sacrifices! I hate to be the one to break it to you but if you’re a new parent…it never really stops – your object of sacrifice just changes. So at a time you’re giving up your precious sleep and at another time, it’s your clothes, shoes, perfumes, car, money and sleep again (with all those night moves *ahem*)…It just never ends and to be perfectly honest it can sometimes seem like all the sacrifices go unnoticed and unappreciated. … Continue reading You…Yes YOU!
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