Weekly Nugget

When walking on the road, especially in areas without pedestrain walkways, it is wiser to do so facing oncoming traffic, as this gives you the opportunity to establish eye contact with approaching motorists, and also to be able to make a quick judgment to protect yourself if necessary.
We benefit when we do things right


Weekly Nugget

Beyond just speaking a second language, teaching your children your language will help them to know and appreciate the richness of your culture, its proverbs, anecdotes, idioms and body language. This ultimately will make them well rounded adults who are also able to communicate effectively.
The other advantage to your children being able to speak your language is that this gives them a stake in their home country especially if they live abroad.

Teaching them your language does not require an elaborate training. You only need to speak it to them at home, and they will pick it up gradually. Given that children have the capacity to learn several languages at the same time, it is needless to fret about their ability to learn and speak English properly. They can learn both and more at the same time.

Therefore our advice this week is:

  • Teach your children your language by speaking it to them on a daily basis.
  • It is never too late to start. It may mean that you need to do more work, but start.

We all benefit when we do things right.

Weekly Nugget

When traveling especially abroad, do not carry any parcel or luggage for ANYBODY without making sure you have thoroughly checked them first.
Many people have been implicated in drug cases just because they assisted friends or family members to take a parcel from one place to another without knowing they contained illegal substances.
Our advice for this week is :
1. Do not carry parcels or luggage for anyone without first checking the contents.
2. If the parcel owner declines your request to check what they want to send through you, then don’t take the parcel
3. Do not be sentimental about not wanting to offend  close family members or people you trust.  Someone else might have infiltrated their bag. So check.
4. If you are the one sending something through someone, don’t feel offended they want to check first. In fact, encourage them to do so.
We all benefit when we do things right.
Have a fine week

Weekly Nugget – Children should be Seen and Heard

In this part of the world many of us were raised with the notion that
children should be seen and not heard‘, which meant that a child must not speak until spoken to. It also indicates a certain behaviour standard, especially in the company of adults.
This upbringing probably must have contributed to the way some of us:
  1. Lack the ability to communicate and articulate our thoughts effectively.
  2. Find it difficult to question our faulty national systems.
  3. Have outsourced our brains, and are used to not thinking before acting.
  4. Are not confident.
Children are to be seen and listened to. This is how they learn more, build  their communication skills and confidence level.
Our advice this week are:
  • Give your children the opportunity to express their views.
  • Let them join in some of your conversations.
  • Let they be free and confident to talk to you about anything.
  • Give them the opportunity to ask you question without shushing them off.
  • Listen to them.
  • And above all, seek feedback from them and ask for their opinion on matters.
We all benefit when we do things right.