5 Ways To Help Build Toto’s Confidence

African mother and daughter in a swimming pool

‘Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.’ Alvin Prince. I remember growing up, my mom always used to let me have conversations with her colleagues whenever we met, especially if it was based on something I strongly…

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How Can We Keep Our Children Safe As Schools Re-Open?

Three African girls walking in school uniforms

It’s a little over a year since the first covid-19 case was reported in our country. Within 13 months, a lot has changed. These unprecedented times have not only made life uncertain and challenging for adults, children have also been adversely affected.  While asking kiddos to frequently wash their hands, wear masks and social distance…

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What Does Consent Look Like For Children?

Mom and daughter

Have you ever tried taking a child from their parent’s arms or hugging your niece who’s grown so much since you last saw her and they blatantly refused? I wonder what you did next, did you go ahead and forcefully take them from their parent’s arms as they cried in protest or did you respect…

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Akili Kids! The Newest School In Town.

Two African Kids

My 16year old cousin who is currently in form 2, reached out to me two weeks ago asking for some advice as he was feeling overwhelmed with school. So, I hopped on a call with him that went on for about an hour. He shared with me something that most of us who went through…

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Usitense! With Akili Kids! Watoto Wako Sawa

Kids are going to be home for the next seven weeks, and we know what that means! TV! (And lots of it) However, with the ongoing pandemic, unlike last year, most of us parents won’t be home during the day, thus begging the question: How do we ensure our kids are not exposed to harmful…

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5 Things You Didn’t know About Wangari Maathai!

Wangari Maathai

Apart from her work championing for environmental conservation which earned her the Nobel Peace Prize, what else do you know about the remarkable icon that is Wangari Maathai?   Well, here are some facts I bet you didn’t know! She was an academic! Wangari Maathai was a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at The University of Nairobi.…

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Nywele Ngumu, Nywele Steelwool….

young African girl

‘Na hii nywele yako sasa tutaifanyia nini?’ my mum asked as she helped me pack in preparation for the new school year. It would be my first time to join a boarding school and her biggest concern was my hair! According to her it was too kinky and would be a challenge to maintain.  She…

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Effective Goal Setting For Kiddos

Mom and Daughter

Most of my Saturdays are spent baby-sitting my nephew, and if you have spent time with kids, then you know they are the ones in charge of the remote! This particular day, we were watching Ubongo Kids on Akili Kids! and one of the characters, Baraka, had a goal to be a better basket-ball player. But for…

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