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Chigozie Obioma – Literary Genius

One only needs to read a few chapters of “An Orchestra of Minorities” to understand why the New York Times referred to Obioma as the heir to the great Chinua Achebe. We invite you to read some of Chigozie’s thoughts in his own words as garnered from an NPM interview. Enjoy and share!

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Adebukola Ajao: Digital Media Rising Star

Adebukola Ajao is a woman on a mission. She is a freelance writer turned digital – media entrepreneur. When Nigerian Parents caught up with Ajao in Boston Massachusetts, it was obvious that she has an impeccable work ethic.

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Welcome to April

A lot has happened in the past month. Without enough warning and preparation, the world is battling an invisible enemy – COVID-19. In less than three weeks, a virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China has spread to 150 countries and counting. On its path the virus unleashed death and wrecked economies on a scale that the world has never seen before.

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Parental Tips

As the World Deals with Coronavirus – Some Tips from NPM

These unusual happenings have heightened the stress level of many Nigerian parents and children. As your partner in raising awesome Nigerian-American children, NPM recognizes the concerns of parents who in addition to dealing with the unprecedented times, have to worry about how to keep the children engaged during their time at home. Here are a few tips we think might help:

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Education

Role Reversals as Stressors in Nigerian Marriages in The United States

It is often said that strict adherence to established gender roles is the reason for Nigerian marriages enjoying greater longevity compared to those in other cultures. In fact, many years ago, when I was in college, my professor of African studies contended that Nigerian marriages are sustained to a greater

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Parental Tips

How Nigerian Parents Influence their Children

The amazing success of second generation Nigerians in the United States, Canada and various countries in Europe is clearly an indication that Nigerian parents are doing something right in influencing their children and that the Nigerian style of parent works. Read on.

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Parental Tips

What Parenting Style Works Best for Nigerian Parents?

Anyone who has been a parent for any period of time will attest to the fact that being a parent is one of the most difficult thing anyone can do. There are various parenting styles, all informed or influenced by culture and society. What style works for you? Read More

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Education

6 Research-Backed Sites and Apps That Can Boost Your Kid’s Report Card

For many parents and kids grading season isn’t the slam-dunk, high-five, fist-bumping celebration you were hoping for. But you don’t need to hire an expensive tutor or run off to the after-school learning center when straight As prove elusive. Plenty of free and low-cost tools can help give your kid high-quality practice

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Education

Choosing a Preschool for Your Child

Choosing a preschool can be a stressful decision. Understanding the various preschool styles, while considering the costs of preschool and if the “preschool is near me” are just the start. Boston Parents’ Guide to Preschools provides simple information to help parents understand how to choose a preschool that fits their

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Parental Tips

Tweens, Teens, and Phones: What Our 2019 Research Reveals

Is there anything more frustrating than hearing “fine” when you ask your kid how their day was? It’s the same feeling — times 1,000 — when we see our kids on their devices and have no clue what they’re up to. Though many of us worry, the Common Sense Census: Media

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Education

How Nigeria got so good at competitive Scrabble

By Oluwatosin Adeshokan 6 hours ago It is 2019 and the Nigeria Scrabble national team has won the World English Scrabble Players Association Championship [WESPAC] title a third time. Since the inception of WESPAC in 1991, no other African nation has won the championship until Nigeria did in 2015 and then in 2017. In

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Education

How to Set Parental Controls on the Amazon Echo

It doesn’t take long for kids to become BFFs with Alexa. But unless you set some limits, your kids can order products, listen to explicit music, and use the device when they should be sleeping or doing homework. You can solve these problems, plus get some fun extras, by enabling

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Parental Tips

What is appropriate media content for for kids?

How much sexual content in media is appropriate for kids? Kids are growing up surrounded by sexual images and messages. They’re exposed to sexual imagery in advertisements, on TV, in movies, in books, in video games, and on the Internet. Many of these images are played for shock value, so

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Education

News Media and Literacy

How can my kid find reliable sources for school reports? Remember lugging around 10-pound encyclopedias whenever you had to write a school report? Today, many tweens and teens Google their topics and accept whatever search results come up. Or they try to get away with doing “research” on Wikipedia, which

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Parental Tips

Parenting, Media and Everything In Between

What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction A typical teen’s day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks — even while doing homework. It’s enough to make you wonder: Is my kid addicted to technology?  By Michael Robb Topics: Mental Health, Technology Addiction

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About Us

About Us

We’re Nigerian Parents magazine. From medicine to education, from sports to mentoring, and from art to music, Nigerians are an essential force of human ingenuity. The magazine was formed to tell the stories of the Nigerians who, in big and small ways, are making our nation proud. We tell these

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Parental Tips

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Essential tips for managing TV, tablets, phones, and more so your kids (and you) can get to sleep — and stay asleep. By Erin Wilkey Oh 6/10/2019 Topics: Early Childhood, Cellphone Parenting, Healthy Media Habits, Technology Addiction Ver en español Parents know firsthand the impact a poor night’s sleep has on kids. Lack of sleep can contribute

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Education

How Socially Integrated Are Nigerians in Diasporas?

By Damian Okereafor The idea of measuring social integration has been around for years. But, in today’s world, where cultural and social forces continue to pull societies apart, concerned governments and cities are making conscious efforts to achieve reasonable social integration. For example, in March 2018, the mayor of London

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Education

Are Nigerian Parents Missing Out on Their Children’s Education?

Nnamdi Ekpe In the past few years, several studies have explored the importance of the school-home connection. Here are some of the findings of these studies: The most accurate predictors of student achievement in school are not family income or social status, but rather the extent to which the family

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Our Kids Talk

Introduction to Our Kids Talk

Based on our research to understand how Nigerian parents raise their children, we found that parents who micromanage their teens decreases teenager’s confidence in their daily life at home and outside the home, even much later in life. In our research, we asked a wide range of Nigerian-American teenagers what

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