Protect their Innocence : Happy Children’s Day Nigeria

Every child deserves a quality life.
Every child needs a safe place to live in and grow.
Every child should be provided with good and nutritious food.

Every child has a right to education.
Every child deserves to enjoy his/her childhood. Don’t saddle them with responsibilities meant for adults.

Every child is a gift and precious.
Every child is a blessing to our world. You never know who is endowed with the gift that will make our world better.

Protect your child
Nurture him/her well
Train them with the right values

Build a home that is safe and loving for your child to grow in.

My heart goes out to the parents, families and friends of children who were involved in the Manchester bombing. No parent should have to go through that; no child should have their lives snuffed out like that. May you be comforted on all sides. May our world be a safer place.

Happy Children’s Day.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

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Children’s Day Special: What a Girl must need Know – She didn’t know Girls menstruated until age 30+

There are a number of things a growing child should know and the home is the one  place children are taught and equipped with skills they need to cope with life as adults.

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A girl like any other girl

Imagine a girl never knowing about menstruation until she became 30+ years old. This is not fiction but someone’s real life’s story. She was given in marriage just about when she started to get to  puberty. This lady had her babies in quick successions and while breast feeding she never menstruated. And so at 30+ years old  she found herself bleeding and thought something was wrong. She became worried visiting different doctors. Finally a  doctor asked her about when her last menstruation was and she stared back looking blank. It was discovered that she never knew that girls, women menstruated.

Seriously?!!! It is a bewildering story to me…i just felt it was so unfair! First her childhood was stolen from her by marrying her off so quickly then she never even got to learn the lessons of what attaining puberty means. How in heaven’s name would she even be able to teach her own girls what it means to menstruate and attain sexual maturity?

As a  parent take your children through the signs of puberty and allow your child especially the girl child to enjoy the process of becoming an adult.

As a mum i am going to teach my girl (and my boy of course) all she needs to know about her body and puberty. We seriously need to do more to prepare children for life by communicating needed information. Sexuality education is important, be there for your children as they go through the process of puberty.

Help STOP CHILD MARRIAGE!!!

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

 

Children’s Day Special – Check out this creative little Girl

On May 27th every year Nigerian children are celebrated. It is usually a no school day for the kids. Fun events are organized by organizations, schools and just about anybody wanting to leverage on this special day. Trust corporate bodies… ideas about how to make money off parents. Hmmn…poor us, our pockets are going to receive a big bashing.  Children will be laughing and giggling while mums and dads will be smiling and trying not to calculate how much had just been invested in fun activities and packages. That is not to say they wouldn’t be happy to see their kids happy… 🙂

While some children have it all nicely planned out for them some children would probably not know that the day has come and gone as no one is celebrating them in their homes. Celebrate children in your community especially those who are less privileged.

One way to celebrate apart from all the fun activities is to take a closer look  at your child’s gifts and talents and celebrate it. Here is one little girl i want to celebrate…

RoyinJesu Akinyemi Royin

Nicknamed Roro Baby
She is got little fingers that crafts beautiful paintings and art work.
She has a very Imaginative and creative mind. Roro Baby uses any material (cloths, pillows, pen, etc) she can lay her hands on to design amazing art pieces.

Roro Baby is just 6years

 

 

Art Card designed by Royin to celebrate the birth of her new cousin. Every child should be celebrated…every child matters…celebrate your child always,stop putting him/her down

Royin Art Card to Baby Sofia

A colorful and bright day mirrored by the sun and a fruitful tree. Life is good says Royin. Make life more beautiful for children by protecting and providing for them

Royin Tree Art

An ant up to something naughty…mischievous you can say. Children can be playful, naughty and mischievous…it is all part of growing up. Great patience and love helps children discover themselves.

Royin ANT Painting

Putting mummy’s cloth pegs into use and building a fabulous looking house. Children need peaceful homes where they can be safe and properly nurtured to become great and well rounded adults.

Royin Clip House Art

Help your Girl…your Boy become all He/She can ever be in life. Harness your child’s gifts and talents and watch Her/Him blossom into an adult that you will be proud of. It will not just happen…make it happen by Protecting, Providing and Loving them.

Happy Children’s Day!!!  Royin 2

Adebisi Adetunji (C)