Is it an invasion of privacy to go through your child’s phone and social media to make sure they are not saying anything or doing anything inappropriate?

Guide your child on who should be your social media friends. Children should only add people they have met in real life to avoid scams, sexual harassment and child trafficking. I spoke to some teenage girls in Uganda using social media, and they reported that some Indian facebook friends offer money and ask them to take and send nude pictures.

How to teach children to say sorry

Sorry is a magic word just like Thank you and Excuse me. These words make us feel better and define our behaviour. Saying sorry is one way of apologizing to others and demonstrating how you value and care about other people’s feelings and emotions.  Teaching children to say sorry is very important. It helps yourContinue reading “How to teach children to say sorry”

How to strengthen your family bond.

Family is the most valuable unit in the community. It plays a big role in reproduction, development, child upbringing and behaviour change. Children who grow up in strong families are well behaved and happy. There are different types of families, for example, nuclear family, extended family and foster family. Whatsoever family you belong to, eachContinue reading “How to strengthen your family bond.”

Why children must learn money habits

Children usually spend money depending on what they see it do. If you go to the supermarket to purchase food and other necessities with your children, they learn that money for expenses. That is why when you offer your child money as a gift or out of excitement, the first thing they think about isContinue reading “Why children must learn money habits”

A kind woman

A woman planted a mango seed in front of her house. She then gathered sticks and surrounded it to protect it from animals. Every morning, she would water it with excitement to see it grow out of the soil. One day the seed grew and she was so happy. However, this was not the endContinue reading “A kind woman”

A girl commits suicide after her parents blamed her for performing poorly in the primary leaving examination. It is a lesson to parents.

 A teenage girl scored 25 aggregates in her primary leaving examinations in Uganda and was blamed by her parents for performing poorly in school. She reacted by committing suicide. She left a suicidal note saying that she was tired of being a laughing stock.  It is heartbreaking and painful to the parents, siblings and theContinue reading “A girl commits suicide after her parents blamed her for performing poorly in the primary leaving examination. It is a lesson to parents.”

Secrets of putting a kid to sleep.

Children’s sleeping duration varies with age. Babies sleep longer hours as compared to toddlers. The more the child grows, the fewer sleeping hours. Babies sleep 7 to 8 hours during the daytime and 8 hours at night as long as they eat to their satisfaction. Toddlers sleep two hours during day time and eight hoursContinue reading “Secrets of putting a kid to sleep.”