Please can you help me understand why you think that the cane is the right way to instill discipline and obedience in the child. You say that you were not maimed or killed by your parent’s use of the cane. You claim that no child has been killed by being beaten, you say that those … More Using the Cane for Discipline Purposes Has to Stop
A 13-year-old boy Zubiru Yusha’u from Gombe State in Nigeria, purportedly stole a phone. His proprietor tied him up and left him in the sun. By the time he was released, his hands were swollen and infected. He was taken to the hospital and the end result was that his hands, both had to be … More Discipline, punishment and abuse.
The Montessori method of educating a child does not cease in its ability to amaze me and prove to me over and over again that it is the best way to help our children learn to live in proper control of their lives on earth. As adults, we are sometimes under the illusion that we … More Are our children in control of their lives?
Yoruba language and culture has been mandated to be used in all Lagos State schools from now on! What an interesting week it has been. Some of us have been angry, shocked, scared and every emotion above and below has been expressed. And rightly so, not too many of us are smiling. Why? To tell … More Is Yoruba Language and Culture on trial
Funny question right? Of course children have rights! Nigerian children have rights. Just as every human being has rights so does the child. But I ask this question with a heavy heart. Why? Well, the truth is no one really takes time out to consider this seriously. We may sometimes look at this from the … More Do children have rights?
Stop using the cane! 2 Wow! What a contentious issue. I am so glad we are having this discussion. I respect that a lot of people strongly feel that from the Biblical point of view, using the cane is acceptable. Some of us feel that doing away with the cane as a means of … More Stop using the cane! 2
This is a plea to Parents and Educators, all adults at large: Stop usining the cane as a form of discipline. I cannot even believe the extent that this evil has invaded our lives. I am so angry that defenseless children are continuously being invaded and abused daily. Yet some of us have the gull … More Stop using the cane 1
Yesterday I got a WhatsApp message from one of my Facebook friends, she wanted to know how to stop her 2 year old from using her left hand! From the little I know about this matter I quickly discouraged her from even thinking about doing that, I explained that the way our brains are wired … More Are You Discouraging Left Handedness?
There are so many reasons why Montessori stands out as the best way to reach the child, one of the reasons is Dr. Maria Montessori’s concept of the Mathematical Mind of a child. One of my friends said to me just over a month ago, ‘A lot of us do not realize that Maths is … More The Mathematical Mind of a Child
Child Development- 3 Montessori-Inspired Baby Care Tips Educating a child starts at birth and not on the first day of school. Since one of the first things that got my attention with the Montessori Method was the deep understanding of the child, I have started my posts about child development with the infant – How … More 3 Montessori Inspired Baby Care Tips