Parenting

When a woman decides not to have children

Children were considered a sign of wealth in ancient Rwanda. A woman who had the ability to have children was considered by society as a blessing, but the story was different for those who couldn’t give birth. This was the case not only in Rwanda, but in many African societies. Having...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:12am

My life, my choice: ‘Why I chose not to have children’

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice. “Congrats on the wedding! When are you planning to have a kid?” Sound familiar? These are just some of the many casual statements made by...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:11am

Should parents choose their children’s career?

Parents in most cases want the best for their children, and to ensure this, they are pushed to actively engage in their children’s lives, to ensure that they are making the right choices.  Some parents, however, go to the extent of wanting to have the ‘upper hand’ even...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 1:46pm

Parenting: Why your boys should help out with household chores

Parents play an important role in their children’s upbringing, regardless of whether or not they are able to control every factor in their development. Parents are responsible for imparting important life skills to their children like how to clean, how to cook, how to shop, how to budget, and...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:24am

Steps to raising a responsible child

Kids don’t just become independent after 18 without being guided well. They need to practice conduct leading towards independence starting at an early age. Through grooming, they will know how to do things right, for example, making useful plans, meeting deadlines, making reasonable decisions...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:49pm

Why a parent’s role is essential to student success

Getting parents involved in their children’s learning, especially at home, is known to make a real difference and potentially has a much bigger impact on a child’s success at school than anything else. Every student has unlimited potential. But there are contributing factors that can...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:10am

Attend parent-teacher conferences

A child’s academic performance is influenced by a number of factors; teachers, parents, individual brainpower and motivation. Parents are key players in the development of a child’s character, confidence, motivation and personal responsibility — all of which contribute to a child...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:01pm

I’m not ready to be a stepmother

Dear Counsellor, I met a man and fell in love but later discovered he has a son. We moved in together and the child has been living with his sister. Problem is, he now wants to bring him to live with us because he does not want the mother to see him. He says she abandoned the boy when he was a...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:00pm

The era of deadbeat dads

Every third Sunday of June is designated Father’s Day and each year on this day, people around the world find various ways to honour the fathers and father-figures in their lives. Unfortunately, we live in times when more and more mothers are playing both their role and that of the father...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 8:44pm

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