Tag - discipline

Dreamkillers-1

So. Living with balance includes living with intention. We all have dreams and many times, the things preventing us from taking the next step to fulfilling our dreams and goals are not external, but internal. Listen to your inner voice and do not let it be drowned out by this dream killer:
Fear of the unknown:
In 2003 I had the opportunity to leave Nigeria for England to do exams that would enable me practice in Europe. I was going to […]

LIFE IN BALANCE- Raising disciplined children

Popular media glamorizes unruly children who rule the roost at home, running rings round their parents, while the dim-witted dad and the pretty-but-crazy mom don’t have a clue. Just watch the average sitcom and this is a recurring theme. That is not real life. The adults and the children acting those parts are clearly disciplined enough to come to work everyday, practice their lines and parts, and deliver a convincing performance!
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LIFE IN BALANCE-Raising disciplined Children

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”- The Bible

Here are a few tips on raising a well- behaved, disciplined child. Now, because my children are little and I am writing from experience, this will apply more to new parents and parents with pre-school children.
1. Take responsibility. Children are primarily taught by their parents especially in the first few years. No preschool is going to do […]

LIFE IN BALANCE-Raising disciplined Children

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”- The Bible

Here are a few tips on raising a well- behaved, disciplined child. Now, because my children are little and I am writing from experience, this will apply more to new parents and parents with pre-school children.
1. Take responsibility. Children are primarily taught by their parents especially in the first few years. No preschool is going to do […]

Think Big, Start Small, Act Now! Part 2

Continued from yesterday…..
1.Have a vision: Where do you see yourself in 12 months time, 2 years time, 5 years time. You cannot get what you cannot conceive.
2.Get organized: Decide what it is you want to do and develop a plan to pursue it.
3.Associations: Get to know people like you who are going where you are going; people who are in the process of doing what you are trying to do.
4.Mentors: Get to know people who have gone before you […]

Hey I’m The Parent: Part 2

                                         In “Hey I’m The Parent: Part 1” we dealt with being: fun, consistent, an example for your children to follow; and being “the parent”.Here we focus on being loving, being there for your children and showing pride in the things that they do.
5.Be loving:You love your children,tell them so!Yes, tell them everyday and in different ways,whether they have done well that day or not.Tell them, no matter how old they are,they will not get tired of hearing it.Needless to say, loving […]

Hey, I’m the parent! Part 1

                                   Children…what would we do without them?Yet there are times when it is so easy to get bogged down by little details and not see the big picture in terms of doing the right thing by our kids. This is by no mean a thesis on child rearing, and everyday I learn something new, something insightful to help my children navigate the path to adulthood. Here are a few tips.
1.Be consistent:In  consistency lies the power…..the power to create change.Be […]