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THE VALUE OF TRUST

THE VALUE OF TRUST

A teenager wants to go to a party, but she’s sure her mom won’t let her. So she and her friend concoct a false cover story.

What’s the big deal? Most kids lie to their parents from time to time, and their parents probably lied to their parents. Despite rhetoric about virtue being its own reward, a great many adults – and a higher proportion of kids – are more likely to make their choices based on a calculation of risks and benefits than moral principles.

Since young people are particularly susceptible to choices that indulge impulses and favor immediate needs and wants, we need to teach them how making bad choices to gratify such desires can sabotage their most important relationships and impede critical life objectives.
Every dishonest act has at least two potential consequences: 1) the actual penalty, and 2) loss of trust. The second is by far the more serious and underestimated.

This is especially true in parent-child relationships. Where trust is important, there are no little lies. When parents don’t believe their children, their cords of control will be tighter and held longer. The price of lying is lost freedom.

It’s often difficult to predict how a decision today will affect tomorrow, but dishonesty often has a lasting negative impact on relationships and reputations as well as self-image and character.

From both a moral and practical perspective, honesty is the best policy.

20 Amazing Life Lessons You Need To Excel:

20 Amazing Life Lessons You Need To Excel:

Inspirational Quotes to help you out during those tough times and hopefully give you some motivation, or at the very least something to think about.

  1. If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they are not values: they are hobbies.
  2. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too, can become great.
  • Mark Twain
  1. The hottest fire makes the hardest steel.
  2. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. —-Winston Churchill
  1. I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
  2. Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect.
  3. Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  4. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who get burned. —-Buddha
  1. Stars can’t shine without darkness.
  2. We can complain because Rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because Thorn bushes have Roses. —Abraham Lincoln
  1. Never chase love, attention or affection if it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.
  2. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. —Thomas Edison
  1. If someone says ‘That’s Impossible’, you should understand it as: ‘According to my very limited experience and narrow understanding of reality, that’s very unlikely’.
  2. Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.
  3. When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you.
  4. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.

ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

  1. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
  2. I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.
  3. It’s only a problem if you think it’s a problem.
  4. If you want things to change, you need to start with changing yourself.

Study, Learn & Run a Great School.

 

This is certainly a formidable resource that will be useful to all practitioners and regulatory bodies. it is the manual every school owner/intending school owner needs. This is certainly  no doubt a great work. It will certainly help all educational institutions to create better processes.

 

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How To Help Your Child Create and Keep A New Year’s Resolution

How To Help Your Child Create and Keep A New Year’s Resolution

The quote we normally put in a corner is “It is not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.”

This is the perfect time to help your child set goals for 2019, and help him/her start thinking how to make it the best Year ever.
A lot of teens want to make changes but most of them struggle to make these changes a reality. Some lack the self-discipline necessary. You can help them create realistic resolutions, and provide support and guidance as he/she works to create the change.
Discovering the ability to create positive change at a young age can help children begin to understand how much they can accomplish in life, if they set their minds to it.

Let’s try the following;

1) Discuss Resolutions Ideas: Share any of yours with them. Discuss passed resolutions and whether you kept them or not. Show curiosity for their goals for 2015.If he/she has no ideas, then encourage her to begin thinking of what she/he will do differently in 2019.
Break them down to topics like Academic, Social, Financial, Health, etc. For example, getting better grades, making good friends, saving for a gadget, losing weight etc.
It is important that it is the child who establishes her goals. Resolutions only work if the child sets them and is motivated to keep them.

2) Create Measurable Goals: Help them turn their broad ideas and resolutions into measurable goals, eg, I want to increase my Math grade from a C to a B.  I want to save five thousand Naira monthly, etc.

3) Establish Action Plans: Discuss how to reach the goal, discuss specific strategies like practicing one hundred Math sums daily, etc Get as specific as possible about the steps that will help her stay on track even on days she is discouraged.
A child who wants to save money for eg could have weekly or monthly budget meeting with you, this will help her stick it out.

Above all, Praise their efforts, provide lots of support and role model strategies that can help them become better.

 

We trust this simple guide has helped you and your child this season. Leave a review or comment and share to help another child or parent.

 

STRIDES INTO A BETTER 2019

STRIDES INTO A BETTER 2019

The winding down of a year ushers in mixed feelings in many people. This is the time to reflect, review and recalibrate.

Are you ready for the New Year?

Are you ready for excitement and new challenges?

You may ask, “Why do a year review”?

There are many reasons to do one, main one being what is not measured, cannot be evaluated. And so we encourage all of us to take the time to do our year review so we can:

Identify our lessons for the year, Review what has happened this year, Regain focus and Start the New Year on a high note.

How can we go about doing this?  We need to use the following steps:

  • Write a list of the highlights of the year just ending. (Write all you can remember).
  • Write what did not go well.
  • Tie up all loose ends.
  • Determine the five big things you are going to focus on in the next year.

If your heart can conceive it, your life can receive it. It is possible. It is called vision. Vision is the destination of your preferred future.

  • What is your single biggest goal?
  • Take out time to rest.
  • Make plans for the next year. Write them down with timelines, deliverables, resources needed, potential obstacles and activities.
  • The following Reflection questions will also help you arrive at where you are now so you can have a realistic picture to build the future on.
  • What is the most important goal I achieved this year?
  • What skills did I acquire this year
  • What is the biggest mistake I made this year and what lessons have I learnt from it?
  • What obstacle/challenge did I overcome?
  • What is my best memory this year?
  • What is my biggest regret of the year?
  • What books did I read this year?
  • If I would change one thing this year, it would be —————————————–
  • One contribution I made in my community was ——————————————-
  • My biggest time waster this year was ——————————————————-
  • One sentence that would sum up the year is ——————————————-
  • If I could travel back to the beginning of the year, here is some advice I would give myself.

 

Three ways I developed myself were:

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  3. —————————————–
  • How did I use technology this year to leverage my business?
  • What stopped me from achieving my goals?
  • Did I fully utilize my capabilities?

The questions can go on and on but these ones will help you arrive at a place of truth. As you then plan for the New Year after your thorough self cross – examination, plan using the following prompts into your new vision goals:

  • Build one habit.
  • Write one person you are going to befriend or reconnect with.
  • Buy one book you are going to read.
  • Write down one Personal Development goal you are going to achieve.
  • Write down one fear you are going to overcome.
  • Write down one risk you are going to take.
  • Write down five ways you are going to make money.
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  2. —————————————–
  3. —————————————–
  4. —————————————–
  5. —————————————–
  • Note one way you are going to stop wasting time.
  • Write down one skill you are going to learn.
  • Plan one way you are going to be de-stressing and have more fun.
  • Write down one way you will impact your generation.
  • How will you use technology in the New Year to leverage your activities?

 

It is time to unlearn old methods, relearn new methods, infuse new people or skills to adapt the new methods as Coach Sam Obafemi said in his new book “But what do I know

There is need for constant growth, we must not be stagnant. Each person must learn to think as thinking is the most difficult thing for many to do. We can do it, it is possible and 2019 just got exciting