WAEC May/June timetable 2017 released

The timetable for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations for May/June 2017 has been released. The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is scheduled to start by Thursday 20 of February 2017 and ends on the Monday 15th May 2017. Below are some important things to note according to the examination body:

  1. Difference in Time on Question Paper and Timetable
Where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the timetable, the one on the question paper should be followed. Question Papers to be Given Out in Advance of the Dates They Are to be Taken: (i) Visual Art 3; Paper 3A – Instructions will be given to schools two weeks before the paper is due to be taken. Paper 3B – Question paper sill be given to candidates two weeks before it is due to be taken. Paper 3C – Candidates will be required to execute their projects within six months of the examination year. The period of submission of art pieces will be communicated to schools by the Council. (ii) General Knowledge-In-Art Paper 3; The question paper for General Knowledge-In-Art 3 will be given to candidates two weeks before the paper is due to be taken. (iii) Block Laying, Bricklaying and Concrete Works 3 (Practical); Question paper will be given to candidates three days before the paper is due to be taken. (iv) Project Work Papers; The question papers for project work for Basketry, Graphic Design, Leatherwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Picture Making, Textiles, Jewellery, Painting & Decoration, Dyeing & Bleaching and Leather Goods Manufacturing & Repair will be forwarded to candidates two weeks in advance of the examination. The exact date for the delivery of question papers to candidates will be communicated to them through their schools.
  1. Extra Time for Blind, Deaf and Dumb Candidates
Blind, deaf and dumb candidates should be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates. Below is the timetable: waec WAEC May/June timetable 2017 released (See full timetable) Meanwhile, this might be good news for many Nigerian students. WAEC has announced that the General Certificate Examination (GCE) for private candidates will be held twice a year starting in 2017. Dr Iyi Uwadiae, the council's registrar while speaking to journalists at a meeting on Wednesday, December 14, in Accra, Ghana, said: “The West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates known as the November/December diet for private candidates will now be conducted in January/February and August/September."

Controlling nail biting habits in children

Nail biting is a very common problem for children. If your child has developed a nail biting habit then they are not alone and it is likely that many of their friends and peers have also picked up the habit. A surprising 50% of children between the ages of 10 and 18 bite their fingernails at one time or another. The habit seems to peak through the puberty years. Many children under the age of 10 also struggle with the problem. It is a bit of a mystery why children start to bite their nails. I have seen possible causes listed as stressful periods at home or at school, boredom or a calcium deficiency. Whatever causes a child to start nail biting it is certainly much harder for them to stop than it is to start in the first place. Some top 10 tips to stop nail biting are:

  1. Try to tackle the habit early
Try to identify if your child is developing a nail biting habit at an early stage. Just like any other habit once it becomes established it will be a lot harder to break.
  1. Identify triggers
It could be boredom, or stress or a particular time of day. Ask your child to write down in a diary when they notice they are nail biting. Ask them to note down what they were doing at the time and if anything springs to mind as to what triggered the biting. images (14)
  1. Increase awareness
One of the biggest problems is that it is a subconscious habit. A lot of the time a child will not even notice when they start to bite. Raise the consciousness of their nails. To do this you could try taking photos of their nails every day for a week or two. You can compare the photos and look for any progress or otherwise. Anything that helps someone to think about their nails on a more regular basis can help.
  1. Love your nails
Keep the fingernails as tidy and as pleasantly shaped as you can. Give them a mini manicure and paint the nails to make them look at their best. If a school has a rule that bans coloured nail varnish then try using a clear varnish. Developing pride in the nails can help raise awareness and make them too good to bite. BITING
  1. Make them taste bitter
There are many liquids you can buy that cover the nail with a foul tasting coating. You do need to ensure that this is reapplied on a regular basis. This is one of the most popular methods used to try to break the habit.
  1. Substitute another activity
In case the problem is stress or boredom related try another activity that uses the hands. You need to be careful if you select substitute activities as many of these have the potential to develop into irritating habits themselves.
  1. Increase calcium intake
In case calcium deficiency does play a role in your child's nail biting problem then increase the amount of calcium in their diet. High levels of calcium can be found in leafy green vegetables, nuts, dairy products and fruits.  

So sweet! kids with Down’s syndrome attend prom

What started with a night out for Dapper Justin and his girlfriend Victoria, both of who reportedly suffer from Down’s syndrome, ended up with huge smiles on every one’s face and a big thank you to Jigg, Justin’s elder brother. cute Justin and Victoria Sources privy to the prior events say Justin and Victoria were attending ‘Night To Shine’, a prom that is meant for persons with special needs from the age of 14 years. Also attending the special occasion was Jigg, Justin’s big brother, who quickly took photos of the special couple, ahead of their big night, and shared the same online. Then comments and likes started trickling in. In the photo, the neatly dressed couple can be seen standing hand in hand and smiling. Justin was dressed in black tux with silver waistcoat and bow tie. Victoria on her part was in a black dress with an embellished top. By the time they event was over, some 650,000 random people had liked the photo, and about 250,000 had retweeted it. justin Justin and Jigg Jigg later updated his Tweeter informing followers that Justin and Victoria had a wonderful time together. He also posted photo of his mother, brother and himself. The couple also later sent their thank you message to everyone that celebrated the special occasion with them. “Victoria was especially thrilled. She tried to read all the comments. Thank you and god bless,” says Jiggs. justin 3 Jigg, Justin and their mother

Cancer in Kids: 8-year-old beats cancer after 5 years

Cancer is a global disease that can strike irrespective of age, children or adult, tribe, race or position.

Childhood Cancer Statistics – Important Facts

Each year, according to curesearch, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words “your child has cancer.” Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10 percent just fifty years ago to nearly 90 percent today, for many rare cases, the survival rate is much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years.
  • Every day, 43 children are diagnosed
  • 12% of children diagnosed do not survive.
  • It affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
  • The average age of children diagnosed is six.
  • More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for it each year.
  • 60% of children who survive suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
  • There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children in the United States. That equates to 1 in 530 adults ages 20-39.
Just like in the case of adults, early detection is critical in children too. Parents need to be  health vigilant when it comes to everyone in the family. Doctors at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala have declared an eight-year-old boy free following a five-year battle with the disease. boy 1 Shawn Oglong with his mother Doctors diagnosed Shawn Oglong with kidney cancer when he was aged only three. Since then, they had to remove the kidney and take young Shawn through several rounds of chemotherapy. Five years later, they declared him free during an event to mark the International Childhood Cancer Day in Kampala. boy 2 Shawn was successfully treated at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala Young Shawn, who now attends school as a normal child, attended the event in the company of his mother, Ms. Achola. They expressed their gratitude to doctors at the Institute for their treatment. Joseph Lubega, a child cancer specialist at the institute, said that with proper care, up to 90 percent of child cancer cases can be treated.

Lagos, police collaborate to protect children from abuse

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A call has gone out to officials of the Nigeria Police Force, especially officers in the various gender units of the police divisions and other relevant stakeholders in the protection of children’s rights to internalise the provisions of the Lagos State Child Rights Law.
Making the call yesterday at a one-day workshop and training programme for police officers and relevant stakeholders on children matters, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youths and Social Development, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, said the state government will continue to equip police personnel, stakeholders and NGOs involved in children protection with necessary tools and information needed for them to practice optimally. children According to him, the training was meant to strengthen the executive order of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration on its newly signed guidelines and policies called “Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy”.
He added that the policy was aimed at intensifying the protection of individuality and uniqueness of every child and it gives clear and concise directions to all child-centred organizations, correctional homes among others on various roles to play when contact exists with children.Speaking on the role of the Nigeria Police Force on child’s right protection, Inspector Okafor Kenneth Ewemethafor, a facilitator from Ikeja Police Training College, pointed out that all police divisions have established Juvenile Welfare Centre (JWC) mainly assigned to handle cases involving different types of child abuses ranging from emotional, physical, sexual, neglect, and domestic violence amongst others in the state. He added that the Juvenile Welfare Centre are provided with the necessary equipment and well-trained officers on the best steps in case of incidences of child abuse, adding that the Child’s Right Law and Domestic Violence Law, which is already operational in the state would help to penalize perpetrators and protect the right of victims. Ewemethafor implored Lagosians to report all abuse cases to the nearest police station as there are provided instruments for specialized personnel under JWC unit in safeguarding the interest of victims.

10 year old invents device to prevent babies death in ‘HOT CARS’

Great business ideas comes naturally by looking for solutions that are problems to the human race, community, country, locality etc.
Solutions that solve major problems and have postive impact in the lives of people will always be a hot cake. Teenagers and youth are always encourgaged to have great ideas, determination in exploring their ability and talents.

Bishop Curry V, a 10 year old boy from Texas, came up with an ingenious device that could potentially save the lives of thousands of babies each year that are forgotten in cars during hot weather.

Last year in the US alone 39 toddlers died because they were forgotten inside vehicles by their parents and succumbed to the sweltering heat.

The 10 year old inventor said that he decided to come up with the invention after he learned of the death of a child in a hot minivan in his home state of Texas, where the highest number of ‘forgotten baby’ deaths occur.

Genius! Boy, aged 10, invents device to prevent deaths of babies in HOT CARS (photos)

The boy hopes that his invention will go mainstream and save thousands of baby lives

“Sometimes babies fall asleep and they're really quiet, so if you're rushing home from work or you're rushing to the grocery store, I could see how somebody could forget,”said the boy’s father.

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The invention is meant to keep babies cool while authorities or police arrive

Bishop’s device is meant to help the child combat the heat until parents or authorities arrive in time. The device detects the child in the car and keeps the AC working until help arrives.

The boy patented his invention and the child’s father who works as an engineer for Toyota impressed the company bosses with the nifty device.

The boy inventor said: “It would be a dream to have lots of inventions that would save many lives.”

Genius! Boy, aged 10, invents device to prevent deaths of babies in HOT CARS (photos)

The boy's father is an engineer at Toyota and displayed the nifty device to his higher ups

Understanding in-toeing in babies

When children first start walking it's normal for them to walk with their feet apart and waddle. It's also common for young children to appear bow-legged or knock-kneed, or walk with their toes turned in or out. Whether your baby rises from a crawl with a shaky first step or a run across the living room, chances are you'll be on the edge of your seat. Learning to walk takes time and practice, and it's common for kids to start walking with their toes and feet turned at an angle. When feet turn inward a tendency referred to as walking "pigeon-toed" doctors call it in-toeing. When feet point outward, it's called out-toeing. It can be scary initially to see your child develop an abnormal trait, but for most toddlers with in-toeing or out-toeing, it's usually nothing to worry about. The conditions does not cause pain and usually improve as kids grow older. download (25) Almost all healthy kids who toe-in or -out as toddlers learn to run, jump, and play sports as they grow up, just the same as kids without gait problems. However, it's a good idea to point it out to your baby's doctor, but it's probably no cause for concern. Causes In-toeing usually happens when a foot, shin, or thigh twists inward and causes the toes to turn inward too. While intoeing can be genetic, the misalignment often develops when the baby's feet or legs turn to fit in the cramped space of the womb. If you have a baby, take a look at the sole of your baby's foot while he's lying on his back. If the top part (from the middle of the foot to the toes) bends in and the outer edge curves like a half moon, then his intoeing is probably being caused by his curved foot. download (24) Doctors call it metatarsus adductus, and it can be mild and flexible or more severe and rigid. It usually gets better on its own before a baby turns 6 months old. Parents often notice it about the time a baby begins to walk, and it often corrects itself before a child heads to school. Another common cause of intoeing is a twisted thigh bone (or femur). The condition often doesn't become obvious until a child is in nursery schoounnamed (18)l, and it usually gets better by the time he's between 6 and 8 years old. Treatment A lot of doctors and paediatricians advice not to treat it at all however, a few doctors recommend casting, braces, special shoes, and even surgery, but in most cases intoeing corrects itself without any treatment at all. In fact, experts now point out that treatment can inhibit a baby's ability to play and in some instances even cause other physical problems. (In rare instances, casts or surgery may be required to correct severe intoeing.)   Talk with the doctor if you're at all concerned about your baby's intoeing. They can tell you whether it's something that's likely to correct itself. (Severe intoeing can resemble clubfoot or accompany other foot problems that need to be addressed.) When your baby is learning to walk and even once he's young and running he may trip as he catches his toes on the opposite heel, but intoeing itself causes no pain. And it won't affect your child's athletic ability or cause him to develop arthritis or back trouble later on. At any time, let the doctor know if you think your child's in-toeing becomes worse or you notice that his feet or legs aren't symmetrical. Also take your baby to the doctor if he develops pain, swelling, or a limp after he's started walking.    

Eight schools in Lagos obtain potable water, toilet facilities

The importance of having basic necessities of life cannot be overemphasized especially when it concerns children and other vunlerable members of the society. These includes but not limited to water, shelter, food, clothing, education, power, healthcare etc. It is therefore commendable when states, local governements, federal government  focus on providing these ammenties . TEACHERS and pupils of  eight public primary schools in Shomolu Local Government Area, and Bariga Local Council Development Area of Lagos State could not hold back their joy recently, as as their dream of access to safe water and basic sanitation in the learning environment came true. The feat which was made possible by Stop Diarrhoea Initiative, SDI organised by Save the Children with support from Reckitt Benckiser and Lagos State government aimed at addressing high prevalence of diarrhoea which accounts for over 16 per cent of child deaths in Nigeria and an estimated 150,000 deaths mainly amongst children under five annually. Handing over the newly constructed and rehabilitated toilet facilities, the Area Operations Manager, Save the Children, Mr. Roy Chikwem noted the committment to promoting hygiene and access to quality education but also supporting local and international interventions to establish equitable, sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation services in schools. He explained that poor sanitation, water scarcity and inappropriate hygiene behaviour are disastrous for infants and remain a major cause of mortality for children under five. download (10) In April 2016, an assessment of 20 Public Primary Schools in Shomolu LGA and Bariga LCDA was carried out and the outcome of the assessment led to the rehabilitation and construction of water and sanitation facilities in eight public primary schools which are National Primary school, Gbagada-East Primary school, Oduduwa Primary school, CMS primary school, Arch Deacon Adelaja memorial Primary school, Wesley Primary School, St. Paul UNA primary School and St. Augustine Primary School to improve the sanitary and health condition of the pupils. ” On her part, the Marketing Manager West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi Omotola expressed their company’s gesture to be identified with a project that tends to save lives and promote pupils learning performance. “As a company that promote hygiene and environmental sanitation across the country, we are glad to be identified with this project as one of the many that we are supporting across the country. We are urging the leadership of Shomolu LGA, Bariga LCDA, SUBEB and the Lagos State Government by extension to replicate this initiative in all the schools and communities.” Appreciating the gesture, Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board Executive Chairman, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin pledged that they will ensure proper maintenance of the facilities. Sopeyin who was represented by the Director, Co-Curricular, Mrs. Bunmi Oteju said they will ensure proper management of the septic to avoid seepage which can lead to serious diarrhoea within the school and community at large.

Talented ladies nominated for Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards

Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele-Bello and Award winning singer, Yemi Alade have been nominated at this year’s Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017 alongside Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o, Pearl Thusi and Wayde van Niekerk  in the “Favourite African Star” category.
Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards takes place on Saturday 11 March at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees and categories:
Favourite African Star*
Yemi Alade
Funke Akindele Bello
Wayde van Niekerk
Trevor Noah
Lupita Nyong’o
Pearl Thusi
others  are below: Wishing botth ladies the best luck
Favourite TV Show – Kids’ Show
Game Shakers
Girl Meets World
Henry Danger
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
The Thundermans
Favourite TV Show – Family Show
The Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Fuller House
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Supergirl
The Flash
Favourite Reality Show
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
American Ninja Warrior
Paradise Run
Shark Tank
The Voice
Favourite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Amazing World of Gumball
The Loud House
Favourite Male TV Star
Benjamin Flores Jr. (Triple G, Game Shakers)
Aidan Gallagher (Nicky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Jack Griffo (Max, The Thundermans)
Jace Norman (Henry, Henry Danger)
Casey Simpson (Ricky, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Tyrel Jackson Williams (Leo, Lab Rats)
Favourite Female TV Star
Rowan Blanchard (Riley, Girl Meets World)
Dove Cameron (Liv and Maddie, Liv and Maddie)
Lizzy Greene (Dawn, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe, The Thundermans)
Breanna Yde (Tomika, School of Rock)
Zendaya (K.C., K.C. Undercover)
Favourite Movie
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Ghostbusters
Pete’s Dragon
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Favourite Movie Actor
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Will Arnett (Vernon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Hemsworth (Kevin, Ghostbusters)
Favourite Movie Actress
Amy Adams (Lois, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Megan Fox (April, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Melissa McCarthy (Abby, Ghostbusters)
Kristen Wiig (Erin, Ghostbusters)
Favourite Animated Movie
Finding Dory
Moana
Sing
The Secret Life of Pets
Trolls
Zootopia
Favourite Voice From An Animated Movie
Ellen DeGeneres (Dory, Finding Dory)
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets)
Dwayne Johnson (Maui, Moana)
Anna Kendrick (Poppy, Trolls)
Justin Timberlake (Branch, Trolls)
Reese Witherspoon (Rosita, Sing)
Favourite Villain
Helena Bonham Carter (The Red Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass)
Idris Elba (Krall, Star Trek Beyond)
Will Ferrell (Mugatu, Zoolander 2)
Kevin Hart (Snowball, The Secret Life of Pets) *Note: animated
Charlize Theron (Ravenna, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)
Spencer Wilding (Darth Vader, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Favourite Butt-Kicker
Ben Affleck (Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Henry Cavill (Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Chris Evans (Captain America, Captain America: Civil War)
Chris Hemsworth (The Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)
Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War)
Felicity Jones (Jyn, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique, X-Men: Apocalypse)
Zoe Saldana (Lieutenant Uhura, Star Trek Beyond)
BFFs (Best Friends Forever)*
Ruby Barnhill & Mark Rylance (Sophie/BFG, The BFG)
Kevin Hart & Dwayne Johnson (Bob/Calvin, Central Intelligence)
Kevin Hart & Ice Cube (Ben/James, Ride Along 2)
Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Captain Kirk/Spock, Star Trek Beyond)
Neel Sethi & Bill Murray (Mowgli/ Baloo, Jungle Book)
Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson (Derek/Hansel, Zoolander 2)
Favourite Frenemies*
Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill (Batman/Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Chris Evans & Robert Downey Jr. (Captain America/Iron Man, Captain America: Civil War)
Ginnifer Goodwin & Jason Bateman (Judy/Nick, Zootopia)
Dwayne Johnson & Auli’i Cravalho (Moana/Maui, Moana)
Anna Kendrick & Justin Timberlake (Poppy/Branch, Trolls)
Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt (Ravenna/Freya, The Huntsman: Winter’s War)
Most Wanted Pet*
Baloo from The Jungle Book (Bill Murray)
Dory from Finding Dory (Ellen DeGeneres)
Po from Kung Fu Panda 3 (Jack Black)
Red from The Angry Birds Movie (Jason Sudeikis)
Rosita from Sing (Reese Witherspoon)
Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets (Kevin Hart)
#Squad*
Captain America: Civil War - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman
Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy
Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson
X-Men: Apocalypse – James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Olivia Munn
Favourite Music Group
The Chainsmokers
Fifth Harmony
Maroon 5
OneRepublic
Pentatonix
Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Male Singer
Drake
Justin Bieber
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes
Justin Timberlake
The Weeknd
Favourite Female Singer
Adele
Beyoncé
Ariana Grande
Selena Gomez
Rihanna
Meghan Trainor
Favourite Song
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – Adele
Side to Side – Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj
Work from Home – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
Favourite New Artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Daya
Lukas Graham
Solange
Rae Sremmurd
Hailee Steinfeld
Twenty One Pilots
Favourite Music Video*
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Can’t Stop The Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Formation – Beyoncé
Juju On That Beat – Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall
Me Too – Meghan Trainor
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
Favourite DJ/EDM Artist*
Martin Garrix
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Skrillex
DJ Snake
Zedd
Favourite Soundtrack*
Hamilton
Me Before You
Moana
Sing
Suicide Squad
Trolls
Favourite Viral Music Artist*
Tiffany Alvord
Matty B
Carson Lueders
Johnny Orlando
Jacob Sartorius
JoJo Siwa
Favourite Global Music Star*
5 Seconds of Summer (Australia/New Zealand)
BIGBANG (Asia)
Bruno Mars (North America)
Little Mix (UK)
Shakira (South America)
Zara Larsson (Europe)
Favourite Video Game
Just Dance 2017
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Minecraft: Story Mode
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Pokémon Moon

What to do when your child has a toothache

Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of the pain. It is so hard to see your kid experience discomfort and feel like there is nothing you can do about it. But there are ways you can help. Try these tips the next time your child has a toothache. Look for the Painful Area The first thing you need to do is find out where the pain is coming from. If your child is old enough, ask him or her to point to the painful area. In younger children, look for swelling and redness on the gums and cheek, (discolorations on the tooth), or broken teeth. Try to get as close to the location of the pain as possible so you can determine an effective course of action to relieve it. Try to Find the Cause Not all toothaches are actually toothaches. A child can bite his or her tongue or cheek, have sore gums, or develop ulcers in the mouth. Teeth that are coming in can also be quite painful. If a tooth is discoloured, broken, loose, or has spots that are either darker or lighter than the rest of the tooth, those could be causes of pain. images (3) Try to relieve the pain. Relieving the pain before seeing the dentist is a good option. It'll save both money and time. You can try using dental floss to remove any food particles that may be wedged between the teeth and could be causing pain. Also, try rinsing with warm salt water. Use a warm salt-water solution and have your child rinse well by swishing or holding the salt water over the painful area. If either of these options don't work, use a cold compress. This can relieve pain and swelling. If there is no swelling, you can try it anyway to subdue the pain. Try it on for about 15 minutes. ache Finally, if all these relief methods don't work, see a dentist. Don't give the child ibuprofen or any other pain medications. Self medication can cause more harm than good. Use the appropriate dosage for your child’s age and administer it regularly as directed. If your child is experiencing throbbing pain, fatigue, or fever, you should call your paediatrician as soon as possible. If your child is experiencing mouth pain accompanied by trouble breathing or swallowing, it can indicate a more serious situation and you should take your son or daughter to the Hospital. Most dental issues in children can be remedied with the simple steps stated above here. The important thing is that you remain calm, no matter what. You child is taking cues from you and if you panic, he or she will panic.