Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ese Walter Ark reveals how PPD pushed her to abandon new born baby and flee to another city for months, with thoughts of smashing baby

In an open post which she shared on Facebook, blogger, Author, Ese Walter-Ark, revealed her battle with postpartum depression. Ese narrated how she abandoned her 9 months 3 weeks old baby with her mother in Abuja and ran down to Lagos, in November 2015, when she became depressed after childbirth. She says the depression was so heavy that a certain day, she thought of smashing her baby on the wall. Read below...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

53-year-old Nigerian woman who got married at 50, welcomes baby boy

Leticia got married at 50 for the first time in 2014 and has now welcomed a bouncing baby boy at 53 in 2017. Her makeup artist couldn't hold back the good news as she shared on Instagram writing...

Friday, December 08, 2017

58-year-old Nigerian woman gives birth to baby boy in Kogi State

A 58 year old woman, Deaconess Goodness Oguche, gave birth to a baby boy at the age of 58. Bishop David Oyedepo's daughter, Joy Oyedepo,  posted the photo which says the

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Probability ZERO: Father finds out his six-year-old son isn't his, advises men on what to do

A distraught man, Robert Nolen, took to Facebook to advise men/fathers to get their kids DNA tested to determine paternity, after he found out that his 6 year old son is not his after all.
He shared photos of the DNA test result and wrote this advise...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Must Read: How my daughter died from negligence by a Nigerian boarding school

From my inbox : Ma, That's the story I told you about the jss1 louisville student that passed away. Her mother wrote it. I feel you should put in on your blog to create awareness. This boarding schools, mainly Catholic boarding schools cause   death due to negligence. I was neglected during my time, nearly passed away but God took pity on my poor parents, I survived. Many don't and I feel like it has to stop. The story is really heartbreaking.
Read below. ..

How Louis Ville Girls’ Secondary School , Gwagwalada Abuja Killed My Daughter

Please read and share till Kamzie gets justice.

It all happened at Louis Ville Girls’ Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja on 2nd October, 2017. According to eyewitnesses  and letters students wrote to console my first daughter who was in the same school, my late daughter was severely sick, she kept crying and feeling home sick but was neglected. Two teachers were informed that she was sick by her seniors in school but they didn't inform the school authorities or call us so they didn't attend to her or take care of her, even the nurse that was on duty once chased her away that she wasn't sick but was pretending. According to the students, all this happened on 5th and 6th of October. Then she visited again on Saturday 7th and she was given paracetamol and was sent back to the hostel.
On Monday 9th she reported again  complaining of headache, they ran a test, and her

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lagos Creche yet to give explanation as to how Youth corper's baby died in their care

Blogger Amanda Chisom shared this story of  how a Youth Corper's baby died during pap feeding at a creche  in Lagos.

According to Chisom, the management of the creche; ‘Easy landers’ situated at 3A Benson Anorue street Ajao Estate are yet to give an explanation as to what happened to the child left in their care.
She wrote...

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Is It OK To Try A Ketogenic Diet While Breastfeeding?

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According to Amber Edwards, certified lactation consultant ""ketogenic diets do tend to work very well for weight loss. Sometimes, when something works well, it can work too well, and that is the case with a keto diet.  a sharp drop in weight during lactation may cause your milk production to slow or cease depending on how much weight you're losing. "You may think that with all of the fat you're eating that it would be safe and healthy, and it can be, but you have to lose weight slowly for that."
 women who are looking at ketogenic diets while they breastfeed should adapt to

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lucky Mum shares terrifying car crash photos to warn other parents of the dangers of making THIS car seat mistake

It is important for every parent to secure their babies in the car seat the right way so that in the case of an impact, the baby is not badly affected.
Setting up the car seat can be one of the most stressful tasks a new parent faces.
It's one of the most important pieces of equipment we buy to protect our little ones, so making sure they are installed correctly is incredibly important.
But despite the vital role it plays, some people do not know all the safety features their seat offers which could save their child's life.
And there is one feature in particular which could be the difference between life and death in

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Basic Items Needed for a comfortable stay after Resumption in Nigerian Universities

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This list is basically for Freshers: If you are thinking of what your teenager really needs for resumption to school after gaining admission into Nigerian Universities or you are the admitted student that has no clue on what to get and what should wait till later, read this post and help your family save some money. You do not really need to carry too much luggage because at the end of the school semester, you'll discover some items you spent money on are not really necessary and if you are being sponsored by parents or guardians, you don't want a situation where by the time you return home for Christmas holidays, your dear parents are back home in the village after spending every dime on your school list. The list below is not exhaustive but contains all that you need to live comfortably at campus. While you are

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bbaby sitters arrested for shutting crying baby in fridge and posting video to Snapchat

Just incredible! and to think that the baby sitter is a blood relative of this child... For those blaming the parents, teenagers in my opinion are old enough to babysit. Most mums leave babies at one point or the other with teenage siblings to run errands and they do a good job. A teenage that shoves a crying baby inside the fridge should pray s/he is not from hell. 
Two babysitters have been arrested after shocking Snapchat footage emerged of them putting a baby in a fridge while laughing.
During the short clip a crying baby is picked up from the floor and put in the fridge, before the door is slammed shut.
A girl is heard saying: "Bye!" as she leaves the child, who is wearing just a nappy, in the

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My daughter saw her first period today and she’s been crying all day – Nigerian doctor (Read how to teach sex education to your child with ease)


Nigerian Doctor, Maduka Chinemelum Ogwueleka, whose first daughter saw her ‘menstrual period’ for the first time yesterday and cried all day, shared her photo on Social media and talked about how family has been trying to console the "shocked" girl-turned-woman all day,  
He went further to disclose that his daughter will be 12 years next month (8th August), and wants to be a professor of mathematics when she grows up.
See his post and how to teach sex education to your child with ease, below...

Monday, July 10, 2017


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Good afternoon.
This is my very first pregnancy and at 20weeks, am suffering from sugar. My anus bulged out. Can't think of what to take to eliminate it. Nor what food is best for me. At this stage, I hardly go hungry so only encourage myself with yogurt. Which I have to stop due to my excess sugar.
Please how can I normalize my sugar level via drug. Am currently considering

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sickening Story of How School Bus Driver Tried To Kidnap Pupils In the Bus

If Nigerian parents will have to start sleeping with one eye open after putting kids in a school bus then na real wa! for Nigeria. What could be worse abeg? You See this life? While the dad was out there working selflessly for kids he didn't know, God sent Angels to watch over his own kids and help them. We should never be weary of doing good, never worry about the fact that you work selflessly and no one recognizes or acknowledges you, just remind yourself all the time, that God's reward is better and more preferable. When he wants to bless or help anyone, he doesn't need man's help to do that.
 A Nigerian lady, Anazodo Caroline shared this shocking story on her wall to save lives. She says:

'Two days ago, my nieces, the "Igwe girls", were picked from the house to school as usual. The school bus driver who has been driving for the school for 4 years, accompanied by a school teacher picked them and proceeded to the next location to pick other kids for school which is typical.'
On getting to the home of the other kids, the teacher had to go In to get the kids from their apartment (which I wonder why the bus was accompanied by just 1 teacher, leaving kids with the driver, but again, who knows the heart of man). 
Guess what? After the teacher left to bring the other kids to join my nieces to school, before she got back, the driver had sped off with my nieces already. The teacher came out with the other kids and the bus, driver and my little girls were no where to be found. 
He switched off his phone while the innocent girls had no idea what was going on. I mean, what do

Monday, May 01, 2017

Little boy assaulted with hot iron by Cruel Aunt in Kano State (photos)

When people treat young innocent kids in their care as criminals, one is forced to ask if the kids were forced on them, but even if they were sef...
A 10-year-old boy, Fawaz, who was accused of stealing was reportedly brutalized by her Mum's sister, Mama Arafa, who used  a hot iron on him. According to the lady who shared the story, the boy's aunt lives in Naibawa, Kano. 
Here's what Aishat wrote...
"Another child abuse in kano today!
Rukayya or Mama Arafa brought her nephew from a village in Osun state , no school no

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet 37-year-old mum of 38 children, she got married, started giving birth at 13 (Photos)

Miriam in a black dress with some of her 38 biological children.

Miriam the mother of 38 biological children says her father had 45 kids that came in quintuplets, quadruplets etc. Wow! They need a reality Television show so we all can see what happens daily in her large family and how the identical ones react to others and so on. A 37-year-old mother in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District in Uganda has given birth to 38 children.
In what must be some sort of record, Mariam has six sets of

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Read This and learn!

Parents please don't relent be watchful!
This story shared on Social media is a waje up call to parents trying to raise kids in these difficult times. Parents working so hard to put food on the table while sometimes unconsciously ignoring the area of our lives that's most important.

I received a long mail from an unknown elderly woman yesterday night and it was so touching. She requested I put it up here for everyone to read and learn from.

Kindly read it below.

Hello madam,

I wake up in pain everyday and wish everyday and I pray the next time I open my eyes,  I should find myself in the world beyond and not here on earth.

I came across your different posts yesterday and felt I could share my secret with you and may be if I did,  my story may help one or two parents who read your posts.

I got married at the age of 24years to my

Friday, April 14, 2017

Though I didn't agree to sleepovers, I still allowed their regular visits. Little did I know my son's heart was being poisoned towards his mom - Naija mum

From my parenting mind: Read below. ..

"I'm sick and tired of how you control my life, I have a brain. I have a right to anything I want to do, leave me alone and stop controlling my life! Xxxxx's mom doesn't treat her children like you do, they do anything they want, whenever. She's a better mom than you".

Those were words I received from my first child and son precisely 8years and 9months ago. He was barely 8years old

Whenever I'm confronted with discussions on challenges of raising kids in foreign cultures, those words above always reverberated through my mind.  Now, I smile over it.

Please come down memory lane with me

We had recently relocated to Rio de Janeiro and the rudest shock we received on arrival was language barrier. Those

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stop giving palm oil to induce vomiting, it can kill your child - Doctor

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Below is what a pediatrician wrote to Nigerian parents fond of rushing to give palm oil as first aid whenever a child ingests poisonous substances. Do you know that giving ordinary water or milk is better than palm oil? Read below...
I received a call on Thursday from an ATP member.....that's not unusual......"We are being referred to LUTH from General Hospital....a little boy".....As usual my response "Yes bring the child...straight to our CHER.....I am not in CHER but let me know when you get there" I usually will try and pass through to know what is going on!
Thursday was extremely busy....our final year medical students were doing their clinical exams.....We did not finish until 6pm! Tired and worn out....then had to briefly attend the wake-keeping ceremony of one of my friends and colleague Paediatrician's mother.....I completely forgot about the child till today.
When I remembered, I called to know how far.....I knew she did not end up in LUTH because

Friday, March 03, 2017

Face of apprentice who was paid N60k to kidnap her boss' children, one been sold to 4 different families already

Tobiloba Adebiyi, heartbroken mother of 3-year-old Oluwasemilore, who was kidnapped by her mum's apprentice, Mary John, a mother of one from Cross River State, who specializes in stealing children and selling to families without kids, has narrated how the suspect was arrested.

According to Tobilola, Mary John whose real name is  Gladys Austin, barely spent one week as an apprentice at Alagbado in Lagos State, before she kidnapped her daughter, who was sold to 4 different buyers before being rescued by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. After she was arrested in Badagry, she said she had been paid N60,000 for the job before coming to my house and she had planned to kidnap two of my children. But she couldn’t because I had

said if she didn’t come with a guarantor by Monday, she should not come to work.

After she kidnapped Oluwasemilore, she left for Anambra by a bus the same day, and she

Friday, February 10, 2017

The best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to educate them on the use of condoms.Telling the youth to abstain is a failed strategy, as they will have it anyway - Church Leader argued

A counselor and elder of the church of Pentecost, New Achimota District in Ghana, Mr Nii Armah Hammond, has admonished stakeholders to allow teenagers who can’t control their libido to be allowed to practice safe s*x.

The respectable church leader, was speaking on Ahotor fm during a program aimed at educating the youth.

Hammond believes that the best means of preventing teenage pregnancy and its associated complications is through protected s*x. As he puts it, the stigma associated with teenage pregnancy affect the family concern long after the act and in most cases making the products of such pregnancy liabilities for the nation.

Telling the youth to abstain is a failed strategy, as they will have it anyway, he argued, so the best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to educate them on the use of condoms.

*Hmmm, do you agree? 
For me, I can't imagine myself teaching my child how to practice safe sex or how to wear a condom. I know I taught the girls how to wear sanitary pads, demonstrated with underpants and some pads, also taught how to properly dispose used pads. I did that happily and