Recovering from Sibling Rivalry

Last week, Lady Jane shared with us some of the reasons why siblings fight as children: Parents Favoritisms Parents pointing out that one child is smarter/better than the other child. Parent’s divorce and settle ondivided custody of the children. Lady J. pointed out that these behaviors can result in “long standing hatred between siblings, which…

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Has Every Unmarried Woman Wasted her Time on Earth?

Someone told me recently, ‘Lady Jane, you know if a woman is not married she is not respected by the society.’ Another one said, ‘It doesn’t really matter who you marry; just marry.’ If you want to hold a powerful position, you’ll be expected to be married. If a middle aged woman goes to a…

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Sibling Rivalry

Good evening once again and welcome to today’s meeting. My name is Jane Ndukwe and our topic for discussion is SIBLING RIVALRY. You might be wondering why I chose this topic. In my sleep, I saw two people fighting and one was trying to strangle the other, which made me to wake up forcefully. I…

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PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Good afternoon everyone. First I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity to share with you today, my thoughts and experiences on marriage. I am Lady Jane Ndukwe, Founder, Genuine Womanhood Initiative, a social reform group that aims at promoting true humanity where there’s respect and consideration for one another.…

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MENTORSHIP

PREAMBLE Good morning the Vice Chancellor, Principal officers here present, Academic and non-academic members of staff and students of our great institution, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. I am Lady Jane Ndukwe, Director, Student Mentorship and Parent Relations. Happy Mentorship Day! What is Mentorship? According to World Education Services: A mentorship is a relationship between two…

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IS FAMILY STILL IMPORTANT IN TODAY’S WORLD?

TOUCHING LIVES My daughter had a discussion with someone who believed that the family does not play a role in child development. She tried in several ways to highlight the importance of the family, which to her greatest dismay, he found difficult to comprehend. When she shared this with me I wanted to wave it…

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SURVIVING EMOTIONAL SCARS

TOUCHING LIVES Katie Kacvinsky  said, ‘But pain is like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.’ The topic on surviving emotional scars can never be complete…

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TALK TO ME

TOUCHING LIVES This is a story of a student teacher’s experience with a pupil during her four weeks teaching practice in a primary school, where she was assigned to grade one. I walked into the classroom, greeted the teacher, Ms. Thornton and the pupils. I proceeded to reading the children a story. As we all…

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ADDRESSING ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

TOUCHING LIVES Adverse Childhood Experiences are events or situations that occur during childhood and/or adolescence that traumatize a child. These include events that breach a child’s safety, security, trust or bodily integrity. In other words, any act that traumatizes a child causing him or her to live in perpetual fear and makes the child feel…

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