According to Dr Angela Duckworth, author of the New York best-seller Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, over the past forty years studies have found that the children of psychologically wise parents fare better than children raised in any other kind of household. So my Nigerian Parents, are you a psychologically wise parent?
In the Nigerian educational system, your ambition is one of those things everyone expects you to figure out for yourself. With little mentoring at every level, most of us just stumble around till we find a place where we excel, fit in or are forced in. Others who don’t, just lie about it.
Being AA genotype is now a bragging right online, up there with light-skinned and able to cook. #WifeMaterial. If you are unfortunately a carrier or have the disease, “You must marry AA genotype oh, or your children will be dying”.
A goal without a plan is just a wish and your to-do list is your plan to make your dreams come through. In my previous post, I encouraged you to use a To-do list to keep track of your tasks on a daily basis.
Admit it or not, life gets overwhelming for all of us. We get stressed out, feel depressed and unfulfilled from time to time. This post is a list of things you can do to keep from drowning, regardless of what hand life deals you. First, make your bed in the morning
Since 2008, the 19th of June has been set apart by the United Nations as a day to increase public awareness of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) which has been officially recognised as a global health concern. Past the finger-pointing, there is a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Following bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant, which requires a donor who is a bone marrow match (preferably a sibling), there have been significant advancements.
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It’s the middle of the year and I’m big on self-evaluation, so let’s take the weekend to get some perspective and appraise. How are those New-Year resolutions panning out? Did … Continue Reading June is Here!
If you had an emergency at 2am in the morning, how many people can you call who will show up for you?”
At the start of this year, I decided to read the Bible from start to finish. But, this isn’t the first time. I attempted to do this in 2005 and again in 2011, and both times I didn’t get past Genesis. However, this time I’m using Youversion and I am determined to make it through this year
Getting a visa is one of the first things that come to mind when planning a foreign trip. Now, according to the Passport Index, the Nigerian passport ranks 81st in the world, giving us visa-free or visa on arrival to 44 countries.
It is always fun to travel. My earliest memory of traveling is staring out at the trees speeding past on either side of the endless stretch of road, and then drifting in and out of sleep in the backseat of my dad’s Peugeot 504. This year, I’ve been blessed to travel often, both locally and abroad, and even now, the steady hum of the engine, plane or car, still sends me to sleep.
Now, at 31 and free of parental restrictions, my aspiration has been rekindled, and I’m finally learning to swim. As an adult, this experience has been very frightening, exhilarating and fulfilling in so many ways and I’m just dying to share a few tips with you.
On the average, I have about 100 apps on my phone and right now, I have 129 installed. Most of them perform similar functions but have unique features that make them indispensable. Others I have not used in a while, but because they often come in handy, I keep them. Why delete a useful app if you have space for it? I have a lot of space!
With so many high tech entertainment choices, reading is a dying hobby, not only because it’s time consuming but it requires significant mental focus to be rewarding.
Honestly, I’m surprised by this statistic. Our reading culture in Nigeria ends after Comprehension in English Language and the compulsory Secondary School Literature books, or effectively after we “pass exam”. Afterwards, its Facebook Feed, Twitter Timeline or just the monthly pay-slip.