Parenting

Display strength by seeking help

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As parents, we often find ourselves seeking advice, wise counsel, support and assistance in the course of this lifelong journey called raising children. We are indeed lucky and blessed that in this fast paced world, there are still avenues, opportunities, institutions, communities, online and offline portals where one can obtain reliable information to help address […]

Parenting

Time to step up your game.

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Parents, it is time to step up! Up your game! Yes, you heard me right. It is time to stop making excuses, grab the bull by its horn, and time to show your wards who is in charge and how things should be done! Okay what am I going on about? Two things actually, R. […]

Parenting

Reward and Recognition

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Let’s reward and appreciate young people in our care when the need arises. Reward and Recognition often falls under the the heading of positive reinforcement. Do you know how important these two issues are in relation to your parenting journey? They are absolutely necessary. Recognition is a critical factor to interacting with our children, encouraging […]

Life

Goal Setting

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Are you all set? Far, far away from our minds, a distant memory perhaps? What am I talking about, you ponder? The Christmas break and festivities.  I am sure for many people, it feels like an event of the past. For others, during that period their focus has remained on friends and family. I believe […]

Life

Sharing Sunday Scriptures to aid our Parenting Journey

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Sharing is caring and the same applies to Sunday Scriptures with nuggets.  Happy reading!  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New International Version (NIV) 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Applying the above to our parenting journey. My message is to strive to be joyful. […]

Life

Life lessons from the Classroom

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As a mentor under the South Essex 60 minute mentor project, I  have been assigned  to work in a secondary school in Essex. On 6 November 2018, I spent the day in a secondary school in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex with a group of year 8 male students aged between 12 and 13 years.  The programme involves […]

Parenting

If only I knew how to talk about sex

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What did I just read and what did I just see? Is this for real?  There is a photograph of a couple ( man and woman) on top of each other which is being circulated on social media. It is apparently from a book. The excerpt  underneath the photograph reads: “ this is called, making […]

Parenting

I won’t be needing it yet.

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‘I won’t be needing it yet’ she said! When is the right time for a parent or caregiver to acquire the necessary skill sets to assist in their parenting journey? Once upon a glorious morning in June 2018, I was out leafleting in a local school. I gave one of our community events leaflet(30 June […]

Life

To BE or not To BE?

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This two letter word – BE. Do you know how powerful it is? In the world of parenting, you often hear or read these words. Be Intentional Be Deliberate Be Present Be Loving Be Kind Be Positive Be forgiving And so on… Parents and caregivers are often instructed that adopting the above strategies in their […]