Talks with Kola Oyewole - Episode 4 featuring Children's day Talk

Hello Friends, and Happy Children's day to you... Are you a Child?.... Yes, you are. lol

I welcome you to today's episode of 'Talks with Kola Oyewole' and it promises to be fun as always. Please, stay back and read, then enjoy...

Children's Day Celebration

May 27th of every year is generally celebrated as the Children's day... 

Children’s Day was first celebrated worldwide in October 1955, under the sponsorship of the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva.

The idea of a Universal Children’s Day was mooted by Rubab Mansoor grade 8 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954.

First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.

Well, generally, a child in Nigeria is any youth/citizen between the ages of 0 to 17 years. At that phase, the individual is not responsible for themselves, and therefore have to be taken care of by parents or guardians.

In organized countries, there are adequate welfare policies like monthly stipends to aid the child’s spending rights even as adequate healthcare and education are provided for free during those formative years.

This childhood age is a very important aspect of a child's life and if the foundation of that child is destroyed at that time, there would be little or nothing that can be done to help the child.


1. Children need Attention: As Parents, guardians, siblings, and what are you reading this, you need to understand that an average child loves attention, they love to be listened too, whether what they are saying is important or not.

Don't ever be too busy to listen to your child, even if you are busy at the moment, you can always call the child back and ask 'what he or she wanted to tell you about'.

2. Don't be too strict with your child: Inasmuch as it is very important to discipline your child, you also need to avoid being strict, really YES!.

Being too strict makes the child scared to talk to you, and if your child becomes too scared to talk to you, it becomes a problem because even when the child is in trouble, the child would prefer to talk to an outsider, who may give the child a piece of bad advice.

3. Avoid comparing your child with another: Inasmuch as a child may be better than the other at a particular thing, it is never a reason to ridicule the other or compare them.

You need to understand that 'if a fish is judged by its ability to climb a tree, It will spend the whole time thinking you are saying rubbish', so the fact that one child is doing well in mathematics and the other is doing poorly doesn't mean you should ridicule the other, instead you look for the strength of the other, praise him about his strength then encourage him to add other things to there strength

4. Always celebrate your children's little effort: Children love to be celebrated, that a child gets 10/10 in a class test, the child expects to be celebrated, you as a father, sibling or mother may not see anything special about it, but the child cherish that moment and the child expects to be celebrated.

If you don't celebrate the child at that point, it reduces their morale and it is not so good for your child.

5. Know your child's friends: Very very important, know the friends your child moves with: in school, at home, in church, anywhere at all...

Friends always have a way to either positively or negatively influence a child, a child is easily influenced, so if you want the best for your child, carefully scrutinize the kind of friends your child moves with

This is just a very short episode...


Talks with Kola Oyewole - Episode 4 featuring Children's day Talk Talks with Kola Oyewole - Episode 4 featuring Children's day Talk Reviewed by Kola Oyewole on May 27, 2020 Rating: 5

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