Parents should be more proactive in children’s lives

Issues of suicide are heartbreaking and oftentimes leave families and friends feeling guilty, wondering what more they could have done to prevent the death.

Parents need to pay particular attention to their children to ensure they grow up in a healthy environment that supports their development and mental health. Healthy attachments between parents and children foster strong bonds, creating a solid foundation for future leaders.

In many African cultures, there is a common perception that parents should use a stick to discipline naughty children. While disciplining children is important, it is equally crucial for parents to understand their children's behaviour. Various mental disorders can affect both children and adults and recognising these can help in addressing behavioural issues more effectively.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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