Discovering Your Child’s Gift and Nurturing It

Parenting is really the noblest yet toughest job in the world. A parent has to be everything to a child; the loving one, the stern one, the provider, the comforter and many more job descriptions. All these aspects of parenting are aimed at nurturing these little bundles of joy to become successful and responsible adults. Most parents do excellently well in many parenting aspects; the problem comes in when you are told that you have a responsibility to discover and nurture talents in your kids. The first thought many get is, “How are his grades?”, “Is she excelling in mathematics … Continue reading Discovering Your Child’s Gift and Nurturing It

Its time for the talk, But what to say?

Son: Hi Dad, can I ask you something? Dad: Sure son, what is it? Son: What is a condom? Dad: Umm…um..Do you smell that? I think the house is on fire. Son: The house? I think this is called a car, and you are driving too fast. It may be funny, but for most parents this is one of the most dreaded moments in their fulltime parenting career. Children tend to grow up very quickly and soon they start getting curious about various things such as sex. The environment including television and the internet only help in fuelling the curiosity. … Continue reading Its time for the talk, But what to say?

Girls ≠ Mathematics? How to Convince Your Daughter Otherwise

In most Kenyan Secondary schools, students are allowed to drop several subjects at the end of the first two years and focus on the remaining ones for the rest of the secondary curriculum. Physics is one of the subject that many students cannot wait to drop and do away with. I am sure that if they had the option to drop mathematics, most would not hesitate to do so. If you look at the majority of the students who develop a phobia towards mathematics and maths-heavy subjects, you will realize that they are girls. In almost all KCSE (Kenya Certificate … Continue reading Girls ≠ Mathematics? How to Convince Your Daughter Otherwise

Essentials of Teen Nutrition; What to Feed Your Teenage Kid

“What should my teenage kid eat?” is a question that is not quite as common as “What doesn’t my teenage kid eat?” Teenage nutrition is something that many parents grapple with. The internet and magazines are full of nutritional tips for children and adults but when it comes to teens, not much is available. In fact, many parents assume that kids going through the adolescent stage do not have any nutritional needs (or maybe they are always angry at them to care about proper dieting). Rapid body and mind development Adolescence is one of the most crucial stages in an … Continue reading Essentials of Teen Nutrition; What to Feed Your Teenage Kid

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Stop Eating Junk

One of the most frustrating things parents have to go thorough is feeding their kids. As kids grow up, environmental factors and learned habits tend to make them prefer certain foods to others. If a child is used to eating junk, then you have got a big problem in your hands. Unhealthy eating can lead to early cases of obesity and consequently, the occurrence of weight-related diseases such as diabetes. This is therefore a problem you should deal with urgently before it gets out of hand. Below are handy tips on how to go about it. 1. Identify the source … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Stop Eating Junk

7 Most Important Money Lessons You Should Teach Your Kids

For many kids, all they ever hear from their parents is, “be careful when crossing the road,” or “do not speak to strangers.” A little later on the time for “the talk” comes along and soon the children are out of the house and facing real life challenges out in the world. But are the kids really ready for this period of their life when they are no longer under the parents’ protection? Methinks no. Most parents fail to teach their kids about money and finances. Thus the children grow up and make many costly financial mistakes. To prevent this, … Continue reading 7 Most Important Money Lessons You Should Teach Your Kids

Guide to Packing a Healthy Lunch for Your kids

For parents who have to rush to work early in the morning, packing the ideal lunch for the kids can be quite a challenge. Even if you have all the time to prepare a good meal, it is still difficult to create a balance between variety, interesting and healthy. This is especially so if the kids are picky or are allergic to certain foods. s Many parents tend to give up and give their kids money to buy themselves lunch. Others throw together junk food which is simple and quick to prepare. This is a very dangerous trend, one which … Continue reading Guide to Packing a Healthy Lunch for Your kids