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Forbes Rich List 2017: Meet the 10 wealthiest people in Africa

Richest Africans hail from Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland and Tanzania.<p>Following several years of steady growth in …

How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline

<b>(Olivier Le Queinec via Shutterstock)</b><p>INC Christianity aims for nothing less than transforming all sectors of society<p>Brad Christerson • Richard Flory<p>March 21, 2017 4:17pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>In August of 2011, more than 30,000 people cheered wildly as the …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Why Parents Today Aren't Strict Enough

"Undisciplined toddlers become obnoxious children who grow into spoiled teenagers and entitled adults."<p>Recently I was leaving the schoolyard with my six-year-old daughter when we were overtaken by a mother trying to get her second-grade daughter and four-year-old son out of the park. The boy was …

Want, need, wear, read: Will the 'four gift rule' take off?

<b>Are the days of rampant spending on children at Christmas coming to an end? A trend which has gained traction over the past few years on social media is the "four gift rule". Parents pledge to give their offspring just four presents: Something they want, something they need, something to wear and</b> …

Learn From Your Teenage Daughter What She Wants From You As Her Mother

As mothers we try so hard to relate to our teenage girls only to find we don't feel heard or appreciated. We read all the parenting blogs and sympathize with each other but how do we really know what our daughters want and need? Let's turn the tables around a bit. We often tell our girls what we …

INVESTIGATION - Baby traffickers thriving in Nigeria as recession bites

ENUGU, Nigeria/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As 16-year-old Maria strained under the anguish of labour in southeastern Nigeria, a midwife repeatedly slapped her across the face - but the real ordeal began minutes after birth.<p>“The nurse took my child away to be washed. She never brought her …

5 Tips for Teaching Toddlers to Listen

Expert offers advice to moms aiming to teach their toddler to listen better.<p><b>By: Maressa Brown</b><p>Toddlers have quite the “bad” reputation for not …

Parenting Your Strong Willed Child - Why Being Frustrated With Your Child May Be A Good Sign

Image Courtesy: womenwhohope.com<p><i>Do you have that one child that always seems to be getting under your skin? Are you constantly in a battle of wits with your child? Do you feel like that child always wants to test your patience?</i><p>If your answer is "Yes" to any of these questions, then that may be a …

How Greek Parents Discipline Their Children

It is neither the threat of the police nor being baked in a convection oven that evokes the most fear in Greek children; it is not the wooden spoon or sandal either. It's the death stare of a Greek mother -- or what I like to call, the Voldemort of punishments.<p>I've often written about the culture …

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How To Get Your Baby To Sleep: Tips From Around The World

Have you ever wondered how differently parents around the world bring up their children?<p>We might be advised on when we should start feeding our …

New Mom Alert: 10 Inexcusable Opinions

If you are loosely, even somewhat of an expert, I will probably welcome your opinion. However, if you haven't been around a child in decades, I, and others in my shoes, may find some of your thoughts to be questioning.<p>My daughter recently celebrated her first birthday. It was significant for many …

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The 8 Most Powerful Parenting Lessons From Tribes Around The World

<b>They believe that the role of family is the “planting of good seeds”.</b> <br>Jimmy Nelson is a British photo journalist. For more than 28 years he …

Renters Guide: Design Tricks That Won't Break The Lease

When I’m not at work or socializing with friends, I’m probably watching my favorite home and decor television network. If you’re anything like me, these shows inspire you to make your curb more appealing or give your space a little upgrade. So you put on your jacket and head out to the nearest home …