The Teenager #Childhoodspeech


If I was to find the period of childhood that gave me the most memories, I would say it was my teenage years. It is funny to see my old photos when I was at that age. My friends tell me I have not changed a bit. I still look the same. lol

The body is going to grow even more. My daughter told me that her glasses are feeling a little too tight for her now. I am guessing her face is growing bigger as she is still growing, so probably we have to look for a new frame. The only part of the human body that does not change throughout our lifetime is our pair of eyes. For the day we were born till the death do we part ways in this life, the shape and size of our eyes remain the same. Thus, eyes are the windows of our soul.

Beautiful as a flower ready to come fully bloomed. Enjoy the beauty of nature as it
transforms before your very eyes. – Hanifa K. Cook #‎childhoodspeech 2008

How complicated does it have to be?
Take it from the point of natural transformation,
Protect its beauty,
Keep it in a vase or let them grow in the soils
It always lead us to the direction of light
The stems get longer,
The bud gets bigger
Then it blooms
You have a beautiful flower in your home

Teenagers are not wedges of our lives.

Bio Hanifa K. Cook

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A Comparison Of Animals And Humans At Birth

Baby Animals and human babyA comparison of animals and humans at birth.

The adult animal raises its newborn by instinct. Upon deliverly, the baby animal is expected to walk , swim or fly like the adult. Small in size but ready to move by the time they are brought to the world. In other words, the new baby animal is always ready to be left to its own defences at birth. That’s how animals are able to leave their babies to the wild so early in their natural environment. Even the baby turtles have to find their way to the waters’ edge by themselves. Many do not survive as the vultures know when it is hatching season. 

Baby animals immediately take up the form of the adult. The kittens, chicks, puppies , baby elephants and giraffes all learn to walk immediately after birth. Whereas the human babies take a longer time to grow into the adult form which in all cases, do not look a good ‘copy’ of their parents. 

So understandably, the nurturing process takes longer for the human baby than the animals. Brings me to another point.

Bringing the child to school separates this process of raising smart and goal- oriented kids who want to enjoy learning. How often do we hear parents feeling frustrated and helpless almost of a situation about their children not performing at school? All too often. That’s because the process is disturbed.

I don’t think schools are bad but the idea of taking away the kids from their natural environment to a prepared one , does interrupt the process of growth.

It’s so important to #connect with the child as soon as he/she is born.  In the case of the human babies, we have the resources to be more creative. We can prepare the environment just for the child to grow. We build kindergartens, playgrounds, schools, gymnastics and parks for our children. 

How To Connect With Your Baby

# sing to your baby

# hold the baby close to you when you breastfeed

# carry the baby close to you when you walk and sit

# make eye contact with the baby

# sleep when the baby sleeps

# go about your life as you usually do , you life does not have to change around the baby, you need to adjust

# speak in easy , simple and complete sentences to encourage good speech

Being a better parent has nothing to do with your qualifications at school. Your exposure to life experiences are valuable to your child’s growth. You won’t have to spend thousands or hundreds of dollars to have your baby sleeping comfortably in your arms. All you need, is breastmilk. That is we share with the animals which are called mammals. Apart from that, everything else as explained in the chart will explain to you quite clearly that the human baby is different from the baby animal.