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WHY SHOULD YOU RAISE A FEMINIST SON?

What is a FEMINIST? A FEMINIST is a person that supports feminism. What is FEMINISM? Gender equality! That’s it. Simple! Most parents are so focused on raising their daughters to be outspoken and to know how to fight stereotypes, learn self-love and confidence. Then we end up forgetting about the boys. Boys need to be taught feminism just like we teach our girls. We need more boys who are FEMINIST. If we don’t teach them, society will teach them patriarchy. And that is difficult to unlearn. I had a conversation with my son a while ago. He was concerned about…

THIS MOM SHARED HOW THE “SCORECARD STRATEGY ” TRANSFORMED HER KIDS.

I stumbled upon this amazing story that a mom shared on her Facebook page. It was very relatable and inspiring. I reached out to her to share her story. I hope you enjoy this and learn from it too. Happy reading. I value my sanity. No, I have more than enough to spare to some of you parents who feel like pulling out your hair. I want to tell you a little something I discovered during the lockdown. The first few weeks of the lockdown was quite overwhelming for me. I had to deal with so many things all at…

Menstruation In Africa

#May28 #MenstrualHygieneDay 1) Do you know that millions of girls in Africa have to miss school and other social activities because they are menstruating and can’t afford sanitary pads? Not having access to basic feminine hygiene products to manage menstruation limits girls and women and affects their self-esteem. Imagine our females having to miss school, exams, sports activities, work and social gatherings because they can’t afford sanitary pads. Heartbreaking! Imagine the fear and anxiety many girls experience each time they are menstruating because they know the wad of toilet paper, newspaper, plastic bag, socks or rag they stuffed in their…

5 effective ways to help kids prevent & stop procrastinating.

Procrastination is a silent dream killer. I call it a time sucker. It is enjoyable with bad consequences like “failure” and “delay” most times. It is a “time waster”, PERIOD! Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t where they are supposed to be in their career or education simply because of procrastination. It is a very convenient way to escape important tasks. Why do we procrastinate? Two things. Laziness and fear are the two main causes. These factors affect kids too. How do we help our kids to overcome procrastination? Over the years, I have used these 5 powerful tips that…

ARE YOU RAISING A “CONFIDENT” OR A “STUCK UP OVER CONFIDENT KID?”

This just happened. My 6yr old daughter drew a unicorn. Her 12 years old brother was about to make remarks about her drawing. She quickly hid her work. I immediately told her to never hide her work from nobody. If anyone says a mean thing about her work , calls her bad names, she should tell them ” she is better and smarter than them and they just hating 🙄🙄. I explained to her that not everyone will appreciate or value her work. That’s life. But the most important thing is for her to “believe in herself and her work…

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THESE SAFETY TIPS BEFORE YOU GO trick-or-treating.

Have you noticed the news during any festive season? Halloween is not any different. Well, I’m not trying to scare you. But there is no harm in learning more safety tips. I did some research and was able to gether some safety tips for the trick-or-treaters. * Stay within your neighborhood. * Approach only the houses that have their lights on. * Stay on sidewalks * carry a flashlight with you. https://www.amazon.ca/EverBrite-Penlight-Aluminum-Flashlight-Batteries/dp/B01JZ9E0F2 * Avoid wearing costumes that drag on the floor. That is a huge safety issue. * Please keep a distance from pet animals you don’t know. * Put…

7 THINGS PARENTS WITH SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN HAVE IN COMMON.

I have a habit of asking parents that have successful children how they raised their kids into successful adults. Why do I ask them? The reason is because, I am a strong believer of experience. Tell me your story please. Let us be honest, we all want to raise great kids. We want them to be self sufficient,prosperous and happy human beings. With all the craziness going on in the world, it is almost impossible to not get distracted. So the question is, what have these amazing parents done to make their kids great and successful? I spoke to a…

MY PARENTS KILLED MY DREAMS!!

I met an older Lady in her 70s somewhere in the community. She takes care of her sick son who is palliative . She visits him at the hospital on a daily basis.. From talking to her, I could tell how dedicated she is to her family . She also takes care of her sick husband who is in hospice care. We got talking, I am very good at asking questions lol, call me nosy, that’s ok, its part of my job to dig deep by showing empathy. When you ask questions and show care, you will be surprised at…

MESSAGE FROM A 12 YEAR OLD TO ALL PARENTS.

My son has a message for all parents. I really secretly wished he would love to do a podcast or youtube ( he doesn’t let me record him). This was our conversation 👇. Son: mom your main audience are parents, right? Me: yea Son: ok, school is about to start now. Tell them to teach their kids about bullying. How to handle a bully, what to do , how to report it and take actions. I find alot of kids no matter how book smart they are, lack the skills on how to react when bullied. Some kids get scared…

MY FIRST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIENCE.

MY FIRST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERIENCE. I went out for dinner with my friends . While we were eating dinner, a girl ran inside and rushed to hide somewhere. Few seconds later, a guy ran inside screaming . With fear, the girl came out of her hiding place. The guy gave her a sounding slap in the face, pushed her to the ground, and grabbed her keys and phone from her. Mind you, there were kids inside the restaurant with their parents. Everything happened so fast. None of us called 911 because it happened so quick with shock. It was like…