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12 Proper Manners You Should Teach Your Child

As you embark to raise your child, teaching them to be well behaved should be on top of your priority list.

Having well-mannered kids puts them in a better position for success later life and let’s not talk of the embarrassment and shame it can save you as a parent.

Charity begins at home. Whatever lessons you instill in them should be replicated outside. For instance, you should teach them to be polite not only when they are around you, but as they interact with everyone else out there. There are certain lessons that you should definitely emphasize on your kid without compromising.

To get you started, here are 12 such manners that you should be keen to instill in your child.

1. The first and important lesson to teach your child is to say ‘please’ when requesting for something and ‘thank you’ to show gratitude once they have been helped or have received something.

2. Kids should learn the importance of keeping the earth clean. As such, you should teach your child not to litter.

3. You should teach your child to clean after themselves once play time is over. Also emphasize on cleaning up before they eat a meal.

4. Kids should be taught to always request for permission. Especially in instances where they are not sure about using something or taking it. Teach them to always ask first.

5. Make sure your child learns that it is improper to comment on other people’s characteristics and physical appearance. This they should keep to themselves unless they are complimenting them.

6. People’s privacy is important and you should make sure your child learns this. Teach him or her to knock on doors if they are closed and to always wait for the response.

7. Hygiene is an important aspect of your child’s life. Teach them how to maintain it by covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing. Insist that they should not pick their nose and to use a tissue instead.

8. Teach your kid to always hold the door open for someone if the opportunity presents itself. Teach them to say ‘thank you’ when the door is held open for them.

9. Teach your child proper table manners from an early age. They should learn not to reach over the table for items but that they should request whatever they need be passed over to them.

10. Gratitude is an important concept for your kids to learn. Whenever they receive gifts, especially over the mail, show them how to write a thank you note. Make sure they do not use gifts until they have expressed gratitude to whoever gives them the gift.

11. It is important to teach your child not to interrupt. This means they should not interrupt when two people are having a conversation or when someone is speaking to them. This is unless there is an emergency.

12. Teach your child to say ‘excuse me’ whenever they need to get someone’s attention or if they need to get through a crowd or if they have bumped into someone.

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Child Abuse Woman brutalize 5-yr-old stepdaughter for bed-wetting


A mother of one has been arrested after she repeatedly brutalized her 5-year-old step daughter.

A 32-year-old mother of one, Kudirat Oyediran, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly brutalizing her five-year-old stepdaughter, Rachael, and inflicting
serious injuries » on the toddler, for bed wetting, Punch reports.

The woman, an hairdresser, was said to be in the habit of torturing the toddler » whose mother is dead, for every imaginable offence till the neighbours had enough of her and invited the police who arrested her.
Kudirat who lives with the girl and her father in Okeore, Atan Ota, in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state, was arrested by police attached to the Onipanu Division.
It was gathered that the Rachael’s mother died five years ago when she was three months old and the toddler was handed over to Kudirat to take care of as her own after her father married her three years later but according to neighbours, she has been in the habit of maltreating the child.
In her defence, Kudirat who is from Abeokuta, the state capital, she only used a broom to beat the child because she is very stubborn.
“She is my stepdaughter and I have been taking good care of her. But she is very stubborn. If I give an instruction, she won’t follow it. She is bed-wetting and I have cautioned her several times.
She is also fond of stealing pieces of meat from the pot of stew. I only beat her with brooms; I don’t use any object on her. I promise not to beat her again.”
A police source said that the young victim has been handed over to her father, Dele, who was made to sign an undertaking that the girl would be properly taken care of thenceforth.

The police source said:
“On May 30, a Good Samaritan reported at the station that one Kudirat Oyediran of Okeore, was in the habit of constantly assaulting her stepdaughter, Rachael. As a result, she sustained serious bruises on her back.
The mother of the victim died three months after her birth. Her father married the suspect so she could take care of her. The woman has a six-month-old baby.
The girl would have been transferred to a motherless home, but her father and some community elders pleaded that she should not be taken there. The father wrote an undertaking to ensure her proper upkeep before she was released to him.”

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Source: Pulse

Prolific child abuser who created “paedophile guide” jailed for life for sexual abuse against children and babies


A British man who used his position as an English school teacher in Malaysia to groom families and gain access to their very young children has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to 71 child abuse offences.
Huckle, 30, was sentenced in a London court on Monday, June 7, to 22 life prison terms to be served concurrently, meaning he faces more than 23 years behind bars before a parole board can consider his release.


An investigation by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command was launched into Richard Huckle after he was identified as the producer of indecent images on a child abuse website on the internet.
When NCA officers arrested him in 2014, they found 20,000 indecent images on his computer, 1,117 of which showed him raping and abusing children in his care. He had also created a 60 page ‘how to guide’ for other paedophiles, giving tips on how to abuse children and evade capture. This document was ready for publishing online. His behaviour included creating a ‘score card’ to rate how many children he had abused.
Huckle, from Ashford in Kent, first visited Kuala Lumpur in 2005. He took a gap year placement in a township in the city, which is not being named to protect the victims.


In 2006, he travelled to Asia again where spent two weeks in Cambodia, staying with a local family. Whilst there, he took indecent images of a child in the family aged around three.
He also returned to Malaysia, where he met two girls, aged four and six. In 2007 he stayed with the girls’ family, taking up a voluntary teaching post at a small tuition centre in the village. He first sexually abused and took photographs of the girls in 2006. This abuse continued for the next eight years until his arrest.
Between 2005 and 2010, Huckle visited Malaysia eight times. In 2010, he moved to Malaysia permanently and enrolled at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University to study information technology. From May 2011, he started working as a freelance professional photographer.
Huckle gained the trust of the families he groomed by providing English language tuition for the children. Between 2006 and 2014, he sexually abused a further 12 children including 10 girls and two boys. Five of the children were living in a children’s home.
In one incident, he took a victim for a day out to celebrate her 5th birthday and sexually abused her at his house.


Huckle was arrested at Gatwick Airport on 19th December 2014 as he flew back to the UK from Malaysia. The CEOP Command’s Victim Identification team conducted a detailed analysis of over 20,000 indecent images of children recovered from Huckle’s computers and cameras, in order to identify the time, date and locations of abuse, as well as securing enough evidence to prove who the victims were and the acts committed against them. This enabled the prosecution to go ahead without the need for the victims to give evidence in court.
Huckle was subsequently charged with 91 offences, including 14 counts of rape of a child under 13 years old, relating to five victims aged between three and 12 at the time of the abuse, and the sexual assault of a baby believed to be six months old. The charges also include inciting two victims, aged three and 10, to engage in sexual activity with each other, which Huckle photographed.
James Traynor from the NCA’s CEOP command said:
“Richard Huckle spent several years integrating himself into the community in which he lived, making himself a trusted figure. But he abused that trust in the worst possible way.
“He deliberately travelled to a part of the world where he thought he could abuse vulnerable children without being caught.
“The NCA worked to track down Huckle and end his prolific abuse, using Section 72 legislation in this case, which allows UK nationals to be prosecuted in the UK for offences that have been committed overseas. Borders are no barrier– we are determined that those who go abroad to abuse children will be held to account.”

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Source: Lindaikejisblog

Graphic photos: Step mother allegedly brutalizes her young step son


According to reports, the young boy pictured was brutalized by his Step Mother. She cut his tongue, broke his arms and legs, damaged his right eye and castrated him with a blade. How sad! No further reports on whether she has been apprehended yet. More pics after the cut…


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Missing Children 4, 2-year-old sisters go missing in Lagos


The victims, Chikamso Okpara and Chinaza Okpara were reportedly kidnapped from their mother’s salon at Olodi Apapa in Ajegunle on Saturday, May 14.

News reports have revealed that two sisters, two-year-old and four-year-old sisters have been kidnapped in Lagos State.
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The victims, Chikamso Okpara and
Chinaza Okpara were reportedly kidnapped from their mother’s salon at Olodi Apapa in Ajegunle on Saturday, May 14.


Their father, Emeka Okpara , reveals that the pair had accompanied their mother to the salon and had been playing with themselves when they had suddenly disappeared.
The reports reveal that there has been no contact from the kidnappers to the family since their daughters had gone missing.

The case has reportedly been filed at the Ajegunle police station as the family implores anyone with useful information to report to the nearest police or call the father on 08129390600.
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Young househelp battered by her madam in Bayelsa (photo)


The young child who works as a house maid has been battered severally by her madam. According to a neighbour, the woman beats the child every day for no reason. But they said yesterday May 12th, the punishment got out of hand as the girl was beaten so badly, her face was swollen and her eyes totally shut. A neighbour who couldn’t take the beating anymore, alerted others and they caught the woman and took her to the town hall where people almost beat her up if not for the baby she was carrying on her back. The police is now involved in the matter.
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