A Day in the life of Learning Skills

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A Day in the life of Learning Skills At Learning Skills International School, our mission is to “Prepare children for tomorrow’s world.” While that sounds inspirational, you’re probably asking yourself, “What does that actually mean?” There are several ways that we prepare our children: student centered classrooms, a modern curriculum and devoted teachers. However, the best way to truly answer that question is to give you a glimpse of what a day in the life of Learning Skills looks like. Morning Meetings with our kids   Before classes start every day, we have a meeting at 8am to just talk and reconnect with our kids. We discuss everything from current affairs and politics to their feelings and their homework. This […]

SUMMER CAMP AND ACTIVITIES LIST

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Hello Parents! So summer vacation is almost here and I believe you are wondering…..”What activities and camps can the kids get into this year?” Well we are here to the rescue as we have put together a list of great camps and activity programmes for your kids. Let them channel all their adrenalin and curious minds to programmes that will leave them recreated and psyched up for the new academic year. These camps and activities have been selected based on recommendations by parents and childminders. Our selection ranges from Science, Music, Crafts, french and some of the summer camps even offer Field Trips! We are spoilt for choice! We will keep updating this list as and when we get more […]

Musings with P-boo the Cheeky Toddler: Part 3 – Ijeoma Okolo

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Image Source: Valenbutec, Accessed 13/05/2017 Me: So, do you have any words of wisdom for me? I say this as an obvious joke. My obvious joke sails over his curly head. P-boo: I think you need to get a life. Aunty Efua says Fridays are for going out. Mummy and daddy have gone out, but you’re sitting here talking to me. Me: Buddy, your parents begged me to baby-sit so I’m doing you and them a favour. In fact I’m taking you to bed. Next time they can force Efua to take care of you. Nonsense. P-boo: Aunty Efua is sad now. It makes me sad. She was crying yesterday because that man that fixes our lights was angry with […]

Musings with P-boo the Cheeky Toddler: Part 2 – Ijeoma Okolo

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Image Source: Valenbutac, Accessed 13/05/2017 P-boo: What else should I know to prepare me for the world? Me: Your parents are building a good foundation for you to understand and have respect for females. You need to develop that foundation. Women have come a long way in the last six decades, but we still deal with many issues that you may not notice because they are not part of your daily struggle. We have to be careful where we walk at night and even when you say “No” politely to a man who wants to take you for a walk, he may call you an ugly name for saying “No.” There are even more terrible things that you will find […]

Musings with P-boo the Cheeky Toddler: Part 1 – Ijeoma Okolo

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Image Source: Valenbutec, Accessed 13/05/2017 “You have to see things from my perspective. You wail and cry really loudly. It’s frustrating and uncomfortable for me.” It’s Friday night. I should have been out enjoying the social scene somewhere, but my boring self had been home alone with a bottle of wine and a documentary about post-colonial Africa. I had foolishly said as much to my friend when she called and casually asked what I was doing. That was a big mistake. She had a favour to ask. She and her husband had been dying for a night out. Their two older children were at sleepovers, the live-in help had had to pay an emergency visit to her sick mother, and […]

Everythingbaby Mama’s Day Out in pictures

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Mom, a title above Queen! Thank you to all the moms who came out to support the Everythingbaby Mamas Day Out! You are a superhero! To make this day possible we reached out to some of our favorite people. @capturegh who support us in everything we do! Thank you for truly capturing our moment in pictures. We love you guys! @whiskandbakegh your cakes and desserts were spectacular! Thank you for the gorgeous sweets table that had us all running back for more! We look forward to ordering all our kids and family birthday cakes from you and well there might be a few mommy deserves some cake orders too! Also a big thank you to @dzidzis_spa for treating our moms […]

Breastfeeding as a First Time Mother – Sheena Schwartz

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When my son was 1 week old I started going to a support group called La Leche League (LLL) and talked to other women who were in the same position as me – struggling with breastfeeding. Any issue you can think of, someone there was going through it – inverted nipples, cracked sore nipples, painful latch, low supply.  Just going back to the group each week and discussing my pain and struggles gave me the strength I needed to make it through to the next week.  I had developed a bleb on my right nipple. It basically looks like a pimple on your nipple. (Talk about painful!) Our LLL leader suggested pumping on that nipple and nursing on the other while […]

30 Questions to Investigate Your Child’s Beliefs

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How many times have you looked into your child’s eyes and said “I love you”? How many times have you watched your child disappear behind those big school doors and thought to yourself, ‘I hope they will survive the challenges that life has in store for them’? How many times have you cuddled your child to sleep, hoping he or she will have a happy and purposeful life lived to their full potential? I am convinced the answer is an infinite number of times! But what gives us permission to make those choices that allow us to live life passionately or indifferently, purposefully or without direction, actively or inactively? What gives us permission to make the choices that allow us […]

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION IN MOTHERS

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Postpartum depression What does it feel like to have postpartum depression or postpartum anxiety?  What are the signs or symptoms? How do you know when you have it? And if you do have it, what should you do? POSTPARTUM   DEPRESSION Postpartum depression is a serious issue for many mothers. The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. However, it can also result in something you might not expect — depression.  Postpartum depression may be mistaken for baby blues at first, but the signs and symptoms are more intense and last longer, eventually interfering with your ability to care for your baby and handle other daily tasks. Symptoms usually […]