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DISCIPLINE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

Discipline in early childhood The formative years are the first years of formation which are 0-6 years. These are the years where behavior or a child’s character are formed. These are the years that shape a child’s perspective of the world. The formative years form the foundation of health or dysfunctionality of the individual in […]

LEAVING HOME, LIVING YOUR LIFE.

HOW TO TELL WHETHER YOU HAVE LEFT HOME I sat in a hotel waiting for my friend and on the next table was a couple shouting at each other. The source of conflict was that the man had been sending money to his family of origin while the wife and children depended on the wife’s […]

TRAINING SKILLS IN CHILDREN

TRAINING SKILLS IN CHILDREN. One time I lived near a neighbor who would issue all kinds of threat on his four-year-old daughter and his six year old son every night. One day while she was using the rod to “discipline” them for not eating their evening meal well, I decided to engage and get to […]

SEX EDUCATION FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Few years ago, I bumped into young children between three years and four years, well known to me. the boy and the girl were kissing on the lips. I observed them for about thirty minutes as they consistently kissed. I called the two of them and started to engage in a kids talk. While in […]

ARE YOU ROBBING YOUR CHILDREN OF THEIR CHILDHOOD?

ARE YOU ROBBING YOUR CHILDREN OF THEIR CHILDHOOD? One day while chatting with a group of preteens, Ivanna* asked me what she could do in order for the father to accept and love her. The father who was an alcoholic repeatedly told Ivanna that she was the reason he was suffering, the reason why he […]

ARE YOU A WOUNDED PERSON?

ARE YOU A WOUNDED PERSON? Ever heard people who were raised using unhealthy methods by unhealthy people say that they turned out just fine? I have always sought to understand what turning out just fine is. Is it that they are successful in their career? Is it that they ended up in a marriage and […]

ABUSE: WHO ATTRACTS AN ABUSER?

Who attracts an abuser? I have heard severally that not everyone can get into abusive relationships. While I know this to be true, I acknowledge that people who get into abusive relationships carry certain traits developed in their early childhood. Robin Norwood explains this concept further that people tend to marry those who enact the […]

DOES PARENTING CONTRIBUTE TO BULLYING?

Start writing or type / to choose a block How does parenting contribute to bullying? Bullying is repeated attack which may be physical, verbal, social or emotional by person or persons in place of power (real or perceived) to those who are powerless. Bullying is done with the intention of causing distress. Bullying includes teasing, […]

CODEPENDENCY- ADDICTION TO PEOPLE

CODEPENDENCY – ADDICTION TO PEOPLE. Martin fell in love with Diana when they were 23 and 20 years respectively. Martin got attracted to Diana because she was orphaned and taking care of her two younger siblings. Apart from the fact that he thought she was responsible, he felt he was better placed to help Diana […]

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

CHILDHOOD TRAUMA/DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA Joseph was four years when his parents were involved in a road accident. Both parents were admitted in hospital for 6months when his father died. Joseph could remember being told that his father went to heaven and seeing many people going to bury him. After the funeral, the mother came back home […]