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In a family, the parent is the first person a child looks up to for guidance and support amongst many other things. This is reason you see a child imitate her mother by gathering stones and some other rubbish to “cook” and make “food” for her dolls. It is why little boys get discarded tyres and/or other rubbish trying to imitate their father driving his car.

As a parent, you are your child’s first god. Whatever principles you lay down for your child will help form a good part of his life and his/her perception of life. Your child will do as you say and do, they will copy your behaviour both what you do intentionally and unintentionally, hate what you hate and like what you like etc until they are old enough to start having their own opinions.

Parenting is a full-time job and comes with heavy responsibilities. The power has been given by the Almighty God to us to determine how the next generation will… and it starts at the very beginning.

I have put together these four tips that will help you in raising a smart, respectful children with a healthy sense of self.

 1. The Right Words: Words could be life or death; whatever you speak into your child’s life will determine if you’re going to have a child with a healthy self-esteem or a damaged soul.

Be careful of what you say to your children even when you are angry. Harsh words like “stupid” “idiot” “dull brain” etc. should be a “no-no”. Nobody likes to be called an idiot or a fool so why use it on your children?

 2. Introduce Your Children To Books: From 0 – 14 years and above, there are books appropriate for each age. Buy books with lots of colourful pictures for your child and read along with them. You will discover that as time goes on, your child’s reading skills has improved and they can spell some words on their own.

 Apart from improving their literacy skills, books will help to build their imagination and help your child develop their minds.

 Of course, it is very important for you to read through the book before allowing your child to read it.

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 3. Spend Quality Time With Them: Your job is very important, I know because if you don’t work, you can’t pay the bills. You may have a job that is so time-demanding you barely have any energy left to spend quality time with your children.

 There is a saying that we always make time out for those we love. Try spending at least a couple of hours on your free day talking with your children or hanging out with them. Have conversations; ask them questions and answer their questions with an open mind. There is nothing more beautiful than a parent who is their child’s best friend.

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A traditional wedding list is going viral because of the lengthy requirement the groom is mandated to fulfil before the bride’s family will give her out in marriage.

The marriage list is said to be from the family of an Ogoni bride-to-be.

The list is so lengthy that it has a table of content page.

See the list below…

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content
Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content
Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content

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Popular Nigerian blogger and public speaker, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa reiterates the importance of education for a person from a poor background

According to JJ Omojuwa, if you come from a poor background, education remains your best bet for success. He also said that although it is possible to achieve success through other means accidentally but you won’t have a better insurance than education. If you are being fooled, don’t fool yourself.

Omojuwa shared this on Twitter, read his tweet below:

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Abortion is not an act of evil it is a better option

Abortion is a very sensitive subject and many people would rather say nothing on it at all while those who do are usually anti-abortion.

They argue from the line that all life begins at conception and aborting a pregnancy is no different from murdering a person. Well, while everyone has their opinions they should not try to foster their beliefs on someone else.

If abortions were legalized we would have fewer deaths related to botched abortions and women would be able to go to good hospitals to get the best of care. You say killing the fetus is wrong but have you considered the fact that the woman might not be ready to be a mother.

Not all unwanted pregnancies are as a result of ‘sex outside of marriage’, many are as results of rape. Would you advise a girl to keep the pregnancy and give birth to an innocent child that she could end up hating? I read the story of a girl who grew up with her mother always being distant and cold towards her all because she was the result of a gang rape, the poor woman did not even know which of the rapists had fathered her child.

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A girl after being rejected by the father of the baby gave birth and burnt the baby alive. Would it not have been better if she had taken the abortion route? Some women have more children than they can ever possibly care for. Some end up as thugs, garage boys. Would not abortion have been a better option?

We have heard reports of newborn babies abandoned either in a heap of rubbish or even more unspeakable places before they could be rescued by passersby. Wouldn’t abortion have been a better option?

Girls who were raped and had children by the insurgents Boko Haram say their children are always been beaten up by victims, One even said every time she looked at her child’s face, she relieved her abuse over and over again. Some women get abortions done when the pregnancy threatens their health and lives.

How many children as an anti-abortionist have you adopted or rescued from terrible conditions?

You judge people for getting abortions but would you in any way contribute to the needs of the child? Unless your every thought and action has been deemed beyond righteous you have no right to shame or condemn a woman for making a better choice, abortion is not a crime it is the right and choice of every woman and absolutely nobody should judge until they have walked in her shoes.

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