Monthly Archives: August 2016

HOW TO APOLOGIZE TO YOUR CHILD

Have you ever been mean to your child? Have you ever lost your temper or done something that you weren’t proud of, only to see them watching you? How did you handle it? Kids need to see that their parents are human. They need to realize that we make mistakes, too. They also need to see how we handle those mistakes. If we never humble ourselves or …

A BABY GIRL PREGNANT WITH PARASITIC TWIN

A toddler whose stomach was so bloated she could not eat or drink was found to be carrying her unborn twin. Doctors were astonished to find the 7lb 11oz (3.5kg) mass of bone, flesh and hair inside the girl’s abdomen. The parasite had been feeding off Nisha, after forming an umbilical cord-like structure that leached its twin’s blood supply. She …

RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW WE CAN CURB CHILD MARRIAGE

To the Parliament Enact legislation which: sets the minimum age for marriage at 18 in accordance with the definition of a child in the Convention on the Rights of the Child; makes those who perform, register, or assist in child marriages liable to criminal prosecution, and establishes fines for the failure to register marriages; establishes the principle …

19-year-old school-girl dies during Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

A 19 year-old girl from Makeni, Sierra Leone, died early this week after a botched female genital mutilation (FGM) operation. Her unfortunate death  has continued to cause a public outrage. There are loud  calls from rights groups for the government to take a tough stance on the harmful practice. The teenage school-girl died after undergoing female …