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MOTHERS! (Quotes that celebrates mothers)

If you’re looking you’re looking for a ride or die friend in your life, I guess your mom is late
~ Emeka Ewenike

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

If the whole world were put into one scale, and my mother in the other, the whole world would kick the beam. ~Lord Langdale (Henry Bickersteth)

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. ~Pearl S. Buck

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Women’s Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s the men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men — from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. ~Honoré de Balzac

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. ~Margaret Culkin Banning

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy. ~Spanish Proverb

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? ~Milton Berle

Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
~Helen Hunt Jackson

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle

Women are aristocrats, and it is always the mother who makes us feel that we belong to the better sort. ~John Lancaster Spalding

Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted in A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. ~Emily Dickinson

source: quotegarden.com

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GOLDEN GENERATION!

I was tempted to say “happy children’s day” no! no! If I’m given the right to change that phrase, i’ll change it to “happy children’s century/millenium…….” Shame to any adult that only remembers to honour or pay tribute to the golden generation on 27th may . They say they are the future, i say they are much more. They are the past, present and future, they reflect us, they better us, they succeed us. Children are the GOLDEN GENERATION!

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Dorothy Law Nolte writes:

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn,

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight,

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy,

If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty,

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient,

If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident,

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate,

If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice,

If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith,

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself,

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,

He learns to find love in the world.

Adults; whether as mother or father or aunty or uncle or teacher or guardian etc, must be conscious of what should be done and what should not be done around our children, because we directly and indirectly shape their lives

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FATHER INFLUENCE

A survey carried out in the prisons of America showed Over 95% of the incarcerated criminals had no FATHER INFLUENCE. Coincidence? No. Male crisis? Yes. If we should worry about anything today, it is not the economy or 2015 elections. Just as we worry about boko haram(bring back our girls), we should also worry about the trending scarcity of real men.
TO BE………CONTINUED!

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention defines
Child Abuse as “child maltreatment and any act or series
of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other
caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or
threat of harm to a child”.
Child Abuse is any mistreatment of a child either
physically, emotionally or sexually. It could include
neglect of such child.
Aside the physical, emotional and sexual abuse, other
types of child abuse common in Nigeria are child
marriage, child labour and child trafficking.
It is worthy to know that abuse of a child can happen
anywhere – at home, school, community or any other
environment the child finds himself or herself. It can also
happen at any time and make the child become a shadow
of himself or herself.
Although sexual child abuse is more common in female
children, male children are also exposed to abuse from
other females including aunties, older cousins, house
helps or even senior students in the schools.
If sexual abuse happens, how can society help
the victimised child?
According to the Executive Director of Child Emergency
Relief Foundation, Mrs. Abosede Oyeleye, “the first step
to helping an abused child is to recognize the signs.”
What are the signs to watch out for?
When a child unusually begins to get to school early, his
teachers are impressed and they think it is a sign of the
child moving forward.
Unfortunately, this could be a sign of a child suffering
from abuse. School closes; the child stays back and is not
eager to return home.
In school and other environments, the child appears to be
withdrawn, passive and overly compliant to rules and
regulations, which is unusual for children.
The child has problems focusing and learning which is not
as a result of any physical or psychological cause. As a
result of this, the child’s school performance deteriorates
because he or she is dealing with something that is not
very obvious.
A psychological effect of abuse on a child is the
permanent fear alert. He is in a constant state of being
scared and expecting some unpleasant event to happen.
An abused child develops an inferiority complex and
refuses to trust people who are willing to render help and
assistance. The child, unlike most other children becomes
less prone to collecting candies and biscuits from people.
Generally, a child’s behaviour changes and adults around
think that he or she has turned a new leaf and become a
better child who is less troublesome and less hyperactive.
Eventually, an individual who suffered sexual abuse as a
child may end up having issues with his or her sexuality.
They may thus become homosexuals who have lost faith
in the opposite sex.
Oyeleye believes that: “if just one sign is identified, this
does not mean abuse has been occurring. Some children
may appear to display more than one sign and has not
been abused.”
How to help a child that has been abused
There are various ways an abused child can be rescued or
saved from further abuse. They include:
Helping the child through the healing process until he is
able to independently get over the trauma and
confidently talk about it.
Never blame a child who has been victimised by calling
them ridiculous names.
Never make the child feel like he or she is of no value.
Helping such child to regain her confidence by taking her
to a crisis centre where she can undergo psychological
therapy to heal her wounded individuality and self
esteem.
If you notice a child has been abused and you get him or
her to open up to you based on grounds of trust, don’t
betray his trust.
When talking with an abused child, the best thing you can
provide is calm reassurance and unconditional support.
Let your actions speak for you. If you’re having trouble
finding the right words, remember that talking about the
situation may be difficult for the child. Thus, it is the job
of the counsellor and confidant to assure the child of a
bright future.
Do not probe or interrogate the victim. Reassure the child
that they did nothing wrong.
One of such numerous ways is special support and
treatment as early as possible. Listen to everything
including nonsense that such child has to say once he
makes up his mind to talk to you. This will make him/her
more comfortable and getting over the incident will be a
lot easier.
Safety of the counsellor, the victim and the victim’s family
must also be put into consideration. If there is a problem
with security, the healing process should be left to
professionals to handle (professionals include non-
governmental organizations that are experienced in
handling such cases, the police and other law
enforcement agents). Such cases could be reported to
them and they can take over the situation from where it
becomes dangerous.
Abuse is more than bruises or broken bones, it needs to
be handled with lot of care and the earlier the victim gets
help the greater chance they have to heal.
No matter the age, an abused child never forgets the
unpleasant incident even after he/she heals.