Children: 4 Wisdom Tips For Their Success

21st Century Children “I believe the children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.” Whitney Houston The 21st Century is marked by a myriad of complexities with rapid and mind-boggling changes. Even if it has great babies songs for them to enjoy as well! It is vastly different from the era during which many of you

Bloom Amazingly! Smart Path To Personal Growth

Bloom Where You Are Planted Previously published on August 14, 2014 A few weeks ago, on one of our locally produced TV shows, there was a discussion with a group of brilliant students who will soon be entering secondary level schools. The host asked each student to describe their feelings about the school where they were placed. In Jamaica, we have a system that places students based on their grade at the last, Common Entrance, examinations in primary schools. The only girl on the panel of five, aged 12, declared

Back To School 2015: The Stuff, The Cost And The Faces

The Most Expensive Time Of The Year Most of my blogging colleagues’ pages are full with wonderful back to school information. For example, a page where students can ask for programming help to assist with classes. As I read through them, several emotions rushed through me – the biggest one? Relief! Smiling, my comment on most of these pages began with “Well, as I do not have a school-aged child …” and ended with the smiley face emoticon. Children are wonderful – wonderfully expensive! When I see very young women,

Education For Girls Is Not Problematic, Mrs Duggar

“Labour for learning before you grow old. For learning is better than silver or gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, but a good education will never decay” One Crime – Teaching Girls You might readily recall the vicious attack on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl whose only sin was teaching girls to read. Most of us could only stand and watch in amazement as news of her struggles unfolded, praying she would be safely transferred to the United Kingdom and for her restoration to good health. Her ordeal

In The News: Education For Girls And Defense Of Tim Hunt

Misogyny Is Real: Tim Hunt Revisited Tim Hunt’s comment about “the problem with girls in labs” was sexist. It was also misplaced, demeaning and discouraging – whether he intended it as a joke. Someone told me years ago to pay particular attention to what a person says when they are drunk or joking. The truth of their feelings always, uncontrollably, shine through. Clearly, Tim Hunt was not inebriated when he made the joke – I think – but his joke opened a window to his soul. He has worked alongside

In The News: Child Labour, Picnics and Giving

NO To Child Labour TGIF and it is a special one. Today is World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s theme is: “NO To Child Labour – YES To Quality Education!” Since 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour “to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.” The ILO’s website states: Around the world, large numbers of children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third

Wellness: Raising Girls Out Of Poverty

Woman are b****** and ho’s. That is the story fed to many girls for years now. It is one that is reinforced daily in many songs, television mini-series and scandals. Another lie is that women are bitches toward each other. That is a general statement that some make. True as it may be that women can be competitive toward each other, for various reasons and more outwardly than men, but the contrary is also true. Something tells me that the bitches story – and the bossy one as well –