Nurturing Your Children for Success

Judy had always been a top student throughout her early years education as well as upper primary education. She did her assignments well and with little effort and was often puzzled by her classmates who would appear to struggle through assignments and not perform as well as her. In response, her parents would tell herContinue reading “Nurturing Your Children for Success”

Dealing with Rejection: Moving from Hurting to Healing

In a previous post, I wrote about why rejection hurts so much and what to do about it. Here, I will focus on dealing with rejection.  It is important to understand why rejection hurts so much before embarking on how to deal with it.

Why Rejection Hurts So Much…And What to Do About It

We’ve all faced some form of rejection at one point or another- it is a natural part of life. A teenager who has few or no friends may feel rejected by peers. An individual who was given up for adoption may also experience feelings of rejection. A child who is emotionally neglected by their parents mayContinue reading “Why Rejection Hurts So Much…And What to Do About It”

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Self-love is “a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological, and spiritual growth”. Self-love is recognising your own health, wellness and happiness.  Self-love is not only important to your psychological, physical and spiritual well being but also in your everyday activities, engagements and interactions. I place self-love very highly in the hierarchyContinue reading “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

Many More Mothers Could Kill Their Newborn Babies

It is shocking and saddening to read about a recent incident of a young woman in Eastlands who slit the throats of her one-month old twins . A two-day old baby was found dumped in Shing’oto village in Kakamega  on a river bank, wrapped only in a ragged skirt.

Juvenile Delinquency: A Prevention Approach

We talk of ‘terrible twos’ but we all seem to forget about the ‘terrible teens’. Parents of teenagers know all too well the difficulties, hurdles and challenges of raising an adolescent. Adolescence is a very tough time for teenagers…and their parents too. Parents of teenagers go through enough difficulties with their teenagers- mood swings, unrulyContinue reading “Juvenile Delinquency: A Prevention Approach”

The Hidden Pain Behind Students’ Suspensions and Expulsions

Google “UON suspension” and you will get plenty of information on the recent strike that led to the suspension of University of Nairobi students, videos of the riots, reactions of Kenyan citizens as well as what the VC of the University had to say about the incident. However, this information fails to explore some majorContinue reading “The Hidden Pain Behind Students’ Suspensions and Expulsions”

Why Relationships Have Become Death Traps: Unravelling the Mystery

Recent headlines have been flooded with stories of murders that are happening in romantic relationships-to put it shortly,crimes of passion. A crime of passion is a crime committed suddenly because of very strong emotional feelings, especially in a connection with a romantic relationship rather than being premeditated. Spousal killings, murders, homicides-whatever the word you chooseContinue reading “Why Relationships Have Become Death Traps: Unravelling the Mystery”