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Watching Girls Play Football, Part 2 I sat on the porch of our townhouse waiting when Chima finally arrived and parked his Toyota Venza close to the curb. It was 3.00 p.m., and he was thirty minutes earlier. He hailed me as I bounded down the short flight of stairs.
Welcome to the month of September! Before I dive into the exciting things to come in this issue of Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM), allow me to remind you of Blue September. The Prostate Cancer Foundation of America has designated September as prostate cancer awareness month and people are encouraged to
I am excited to join this incredible NPM organization to write a column called Seeker’s Corner. This column will feature stories about mindful living, finding meaning and purpose while living a life of true joy, peace and abundance. I will also share occasional insights and perspectives on the law, divorce,
A worrisome sense of loss nibbles at the hearts of many diaspora Nigerians, especially those of Igbo filiation, who raise children outside the shores of Nigeria. While they enjoy the trappings of comfort and stability which diaspora life confers, many live with that nagging reminder that the children they are
Double Wahala Double Trouble is a collection of eleven stories by Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, an award-winning poet, short story writer, children’s novelist, and literary scholar. Umezurike is a columnist for Nigerian Parenting Magazine. Double Wahala Double Trouble will be published by Griots Lounge Publishing, Canada in November 2021. Here is the
I imagine that when you read about the exploits that Nigerian parentsand their children are making across the world, you may be amazed! Asyou consider the many developmental problems that are the subject ofdiscussion when Nigeria is the focus, little wonder that you wonder. Yes, this is where Periscope comes
Now that the excitement is contained significantly and the gloating has come down a couple of notches, it is time to bring back the Rockefeller-Aspen Institute for Diaspora Program (RAD) analysis to the forefront for a more serious conversation. In case you forgot, in 2015, the institute released an analysis
The other day, I watched a video that was posted on WhatsApp about a child who was helping his mother bring in some firewood into the kitchen. After he brought in the lighter ones, he embarked on bigger logs that were much heavier. This became a very big challenge. The
It is my pleasure to welcome you to my column, Encounters. The column will use vignettes to capture encounters, impressions, and experiences by Nigerian parents and their children in North America, showing how they negotiate issues and questions around identity, belonging, culture, education, and home. It will aim to be
Welcome to Tribes and Tongues® One of the most deeply-rooted desires of Nigerian parents is to see their offsprings fluent in their languages. The reason for this is simple. Language is the ultimate purveyor of culture. Without language, aspects of customs and traditions peter out over time. Those customs and
I do not intend to start an engaging and insightful weekly column without first introducing it. Therefore, let me officially introduce to you my column, Candid Pen®, published every Friday on Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM). As the name indicates, the objective is to bring to you my candid opinion on
Welcome to the month of August. In the next few weeks, our children will be going back to school. Unfortunately, that indicates that the summer months are winding down. As we gradually emerge from the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is my hope that you have made time to
Welcome to July! July 4th is America’s Independence Day. In 1776, the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies free from the British monarch, King George III. As we celebrate America’s independence, let’s remember to keep Nigeria in our thoughts and prayers. As you know, crime waves spike in the
At 100 years old, Chief Johnson Ogbebor has lived a great life. The centenarian spent his life doing the things he loved – cooking, hunting, gardening and raising a family. And when it was time to retire, he did so in the United States where he is well cared for
Welcome to June! While I was thinking about the direction to take in this editorial, my daughter said to me, “I can’t believe it’s already June.” With that remark, she inspired me. She, like most graduates, missed the normal high school graduation in 2020. What a difference a year makes.
Welcome to the month of May! Have you noticed our new slogan – “It Takes a Village”? We have placed it conspicuously in red on our website. It is the truism that helped our parents raise well-adjusted children without being overwhelmed. They relied on each other and the entire community,
By Hamilton Odunze Welcome to the month of April. As you may have noticed, I am always excited about each new month we step into together. However, let me tell you why I am super excited about this month. Nigerian Parents Magazine (NPM) went through a rebranding process. From our
Continued from Part 1 By Ejike Eze There were many stories about the initiation ceremony to the mmọnwụ society. None that I knew of was pleasant. Each story was a syringe with which fear was injected into the heart of the uninitiated. That night, as creepy night noises seeped through
By Rev Fr. Bitrus Raphael Medugu (Ph.D.) Introduction: Because the family is the nucleus of society, we cannot but be worried about its existence and sustenance for the continuation of humanity through committed parents cooperating with divine grace to build a better society. We cannot but be bewildered when questioning
By Ejike Eze The night before my initiation into the mmọnwọ society, I sat in my bed and stared through the small window of my room into the solid void. The window had no netting, so mosquitoes floated in unchallenged. But those spindly bloodsuckers were the least of my