Truth be told, schooling is a very integral part of a child’s life, so finding a good school is very important. most parents do a lot of research about a school before enrolling their kids. So what do you do when, after all this, your child hates going to school. How do you tackle such a situation? Should you brush it off as a mere tantrum or should you sit down and talk to your child? Here are some things you can do to manage the situation
Menopause is the medical term for the end of a woman’s menstrual period. It is often called the “change of life” and marks the transition between a woman’s childbearing years and her non-childbearing years. Menopause is a natural part of aging and occurs as a result of the gra Dr Buki Adewole, a Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician at the University College Hospital,UCH, Ibadan, says eight out of 10 women suffer sudden mood swings at menopause. Adewole told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday, that the mood swings and menopausal hot flashes were common to all women particularly from ages 40 and above. Experts including Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English define mood swings as extreme or abrupt fluctuations in emotional state; it can also be a sign of mental illness precedent to the end of menstrual cycle in women. Wikipedia states that mood swing is an extreme or rapid change in mood. Such mood swings can play a positive part in promoting problem solving and in producing flexible forward planning. However, when mood swings are so strong that they are disruptive, they may be the main part of a bipolar disorder. “The mood swings are one of the most common symptoms of menopause which could be very frustrating for women. “Menopausal age varies from women to women, but it generally starts between ages 40 to 55 in women and that it is at this period that the fertility of the woman diminishes. “During mood swings women often experience drastic shifts in emotional state and exhibit inappropriate emotional reaction.” “Fortunately, it is widely known that mood swings are caused by fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels as soon the woman enters the pre-menopausal age,” Adewole said. She added:”Mood swings during menopause are caused largely by the hormonal transitions women go through during this time. “Hormones, such as estrogen, influence the production of serotonin, which is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter. “Mood swings can leave a woman laughing hysterically one moment and weeping the next moment and understanding why they occur is the key to getting solutions.” The gynecologist, who described it as troublesome and traumatic, however, pointed out that the experience differ among women. Adewole said the condition was usually worsened by stress and anxiety and that in order to mitigate the effects of mood swings it was better for women to avoid putting themselves under stress and anxiety. “Of course, medications to regulate the hormonal imbalance are also one of the ways to treat mood swings. “I will advise spouses and children to understand this stage in a woman’s life so that she can be helped to lessen the discomfort,” she said.
Footballer Chi-Chi Igbo (aka Chified) describes how a priest molested her as a young girl - The Super Falcons star says her father came to her rescue when he confronted the clergy man - The former footballer warns parents to be observant and cautious of child molesters. Former Super Falcons star Chi-Chi Igbo (aka Chified) has she escaped the clutches of a child molester, The footballer, in an Instagram post, warns parents to be careful of the kind of people their children relate with. “So many psychos, perverts and Pedophiles out there. Parents be cautious, be observant, I too was a victim, to a so called man of God,” she said. Former Super Falcons star Chichi Igbo. She praised her father who stood up for her by confronting the unnamed molester. Chichi Igbo “I appreciate my dad even though We didn’t have the best relationship but for the fact that he was observant enough to notice and help put a stop to what was going on, I’m forever grateful to him,” she said. She continued in her post: “Why I don’t believe 99% of these business men and abusers of the church, the word of God and it’s true purpose.” Igbo is now a personal trainer “You don’t know me and where I am coming from,” she said in her plethora of hashtags, adding that her experiences are “why no human born of a woman can tell me who to be. I know who I am – a proud woman
Irregular periods are usually not signs of serious problems but in some cases they indicate the presence of a serious medical problem and could result in serious complications like infertility. In teenagers and women approaching menopause, irregular periods can be said to be normal, however in women of other ages besides these two categories, irregular periods is noteworthy and should therefore call for concern. For these women, they find that their periods usually come either earlier or later than usual and therefore highly unpredictable; their periods also vary in how long they last and how heavy they are. There are some of the causes of irregular periods:
Couples have arguments and fights which is normal, but having them in front of the kids can be detrimental. Parents model the behaviors that children will use in the world; if parents model fighting to express negative feelings, then kids will think that this is how to express themselves when they are upset. They also do not learn healthy, effective negotiation skills. No matter what you're fighting about: money, sex, kids or something else, the fighting is an indication that your communication isn't working. If this happens only occasionally, such as when one or both of you are tired or stressed; it's not too big a problem. However, if you argue or bicker on a daily or weekly basis, or you keep fighting about the same thing over and over, then your communication is not functioning as it should, and you don't know how to move from a problem to the solution. When this happens, problems are recurrent, endless, and they can be exaggerated into relationship disasters. Here are some ways this can be avoided
When your child suddenly has blood pouring from their nose, it can be startling. Apart from the urgency to contain the blood, you may be wondering how in the world the nosebleed started. Fortunately, while nosebleeds in children can seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious. Here are the most common causes of nosebleeds in kids, the best ways to treat them, and what you can do to help prevent them from happening again.
The link between physical activity and learning is strong. Children learn by doing and being actively engaged. Not only does physical activity promote physical development, it also supports cognitive, social and emotional development. While research has proven these points, they are also evident when watching a child playing. Children practice impulse control, planning, negotiation, and timing through simple activities. These skills often develop through unstructured play, but they can purposefully be strengthened during planned activities as well. The school playground and even your backyard is not just a place where children can run and play with abandon; it offers a wealth of cognitive and social-emotional learning opportunities as well. Consider these common experiences and the learning and developmental opportunities they provide:
A British woman who was born with two vaginas has revealed the difficulties of the rare condition — including prolonged periods and numerous miscarriages. Known only as Nicci, she is due to appear on the BBC3 documentary The Woman With Two Vaginas: Living Differently — which will be aired across Britain later this month. In the programme, she describes that sex made her feel like ‘a freak of nature’ because men would brag about sleeping with a woman with two vaginas. Her condition made her feel so bad that she looked into having a hysterectomy. She first found out she had two vaginas when she was 17 years old. “I first knew something was wrong when I was a teenager and I was bleeding more than I should. “The pain was intolerable and, while on my period, I couldn’t function. My doctor told me I had two wombs, two vaginas and two cervixes. “There were times when I had to wear adult nappies because tampons and pads weren’t enough. “The condition has affected my life severely. Relationships with my friends and boyfriends especially.” Nicci was put on hormone treatment, which proved ineffective and made her periods last up to four weeks. She is now happily married to a man called Andy and is ready to tell her story in the documentary. The World Health Organisation estimates around one in 3,000 women around the world are affected by the condition, which occurs when the uterus fails to fuse properly during development in the womb. It means a woman can be born with any combination of two wombs, two separate cervixes and sometimes, two vaginas. Source: The sun
The loss of a child either while pregnant, at birth, baby, kid or adult is the same emotional crippling pain for the mother and father. No parent every prays or prepares for this as Gods expectations is that our children will bury us and not the other way round. Mothers are the most affected as they are responsible for birthing and taking care of the children from age 0. They are more emotionally attached hence will be more affected if there is any case of loss. A Model Debbie Trixie has now opened up on the stressful process women undergo after losing her child - She brings out the pain that any woman who undergoes the process goes through when she knows the life she brought fourth is no more. Model Debbie Trixie Oyugi has left Kenyans in sorrow after narrating how she lost her child. Trixie Oyugi. The model, who is also a musician, shared how she was disconnected after losing her child, a thing that made many misjudge her, TUKO.co.ke has learnt. Read her story below: "Child loss changes so much in a woman. Whether it is a pregnancy or an infant. And woe unto you if you have multiple. No one can understand the emotions that you go through. One day you wake up so bright and show up, the next you look like a beaten up sack of potatoes. "Some days you meet a pregnant woman and you can’t help but admire, while on others you repel them asking God why he gave them a chance to bear life while you lost that chance. On other days the memories are too much. "You blame the doctors who caused the hormonal imbalance, the nurses who never had an inch of care, the people who could have done more, the deadbeat fiancee who went silent on you,” she wrote on her social media pages. "You start disconnecting with everything and everyone emotionally since you identify them with the loss. Suddenly, no one understands you, "You are so locked in a cacoon of self pity that you don’t realize you are sinking deep into a pit of depression, " Once you are at the bottom, you can’t reach out, it’s a weakness. Yes you are handling it. You grieve but you do not know how to, "But you have to hold yourself together. You cannot let this brokennes show. You are a woman, you have to be strong, "Society does not allow you to break. Its just a pregnancy, she wasn’t far into it anyway. It will not affect her so much. They say. The pressure to have it all together is so high "Well if you are or know someone, there is help. There is a support group that can help you through, " Women who were in that same position but have been able to reach that acceptance and healing stage. Reach out. You are not alone. "Above all, there is only one ultimate healer. Jesus! He is the only one that can fill that emptiness you feel, "Through his blood there is complete and perfect healing. Even on those things we don’t think he should be involved. "The balm of gilead, he is. He was able to heal the woman who bled for twelve years through her faith. How about you? "He seeks to have a relationship with you. At the end of the rope, his work begins. I have seen him at work. He creates masterpieces from broken pieces. #brokentobemadewhole.”