The children pointed out that they hate unhealthy comparison, it discourages them. Each child is unique and therefore wants to be treated in a unique way.
They also pointed out that parents should stop lying about their pasts, by saying they always came first when they were kids, it mounts pressure on them to appear perfect.
they do not want parents to force them to be better than someone else but to support them to be better than they were the previous years.
parents need to start parenting and treating children as the children are not as the parents want them to be.
Parents should point out reasons to the child when they make them do or not do certain things, not to use certain things as threats. The same society that can influence your child negatively can equally influence them positively so parents should learn to involve trusted individuals. Parents should reinforce guidelines, set rules and regulations and ensure obedience.
Parents should spend quality time with children, when you give them tasks, monitor them and ensure they do it. Parents should also lay emphasis on who the child becomes and not on what.
When children ask questions, don’t shove them off, give them age appropriate information. lastly, teach children to care for others, teach them to genuinely feel someone else’s pain.
Aishatu Abubakar Abdulateef is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, pioneer female from Northern Nigeria in this specialty.
She is also a researcher and advocate for the promotion of mental well-being among children and adolescents. Works with school teachers to raise mentally healthy kids by helping them understand the basis of child behaviour in classrooms.
She has worked with ABUTH for 12 years and is the North-West regional Representative of the Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professionals in Nigeria (ACAPAN)
Abdullahi Bello Umar FNIM, CMP, FCE Founder, MindZone Ltd Abdullahi holds a Bsc and an MBA from Bayero University, Zaria in Nigeria respectively; he is currently a Doctoral candidate of the Swiss management Center University and an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Kaduna Business School. he is a fellow and Chartered Management Practitioner of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists and an Accredited Trainer of the Centre for Management Development. He is a World Bank trained Facilitator for the International Finance Corporation’s Business Edge programme and the pioneer African Global Licensed instructor & Expert in Mind Mapping with Opengenius, Wales. He passionately advocates mental literacy, namely: mind mapping, creativity, whole brain thinking, accelerated learning etc. through his form – MindZone ltd.
Namse Udosen is a teacher and Educational development expert. he has a Master’s degree in Education and is currently enrolled for a Phd in Education. He writes children’s literature and is particularly interested in literacy development as a means to educational success. He is the author of Fundamental Etiquette for Young Nigerians
Fatima is a grateful mother of four and a Jigawan through and through. Her passion for educating you minds revealed an inner strength she didnt know was latent. She leads and teaches a group of exceptional teachers that nurtures the spirit and intellect of children. She appreciates good landscaping, enjoys volunteer work and loves to read motivational books. She expresses her thoughts about life and her love for humanity through writing. She is fascinated by “Love”, She believes the epitome of love is that between man and the creator. in time to come she would like to be remembered as one whom has had a huge impact.
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