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My Teen Is Into A Relationship Already

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teen46746Is your child’s sexual awareness and behaviour worrying you? Here are tips to help you deal with them at this crucial age. There have been numerous studies that state the age of youngsters losing virginity has been drastically reduced. City psychologists believe that it is common among even teenagers as young as 13-14 to have boyfriends and be ‘in a relationship’. Most parents, are worried stiff thinking of all the consequences of such relationships. One cannot stop it from happening altogether unless you live in a deserted island. But if you are aware of the reasons why a child is reaching out and getting so close to someone, what is prompting irresponsible sexual behaviour in him/her, can save your child not only from a prématurely broken heart, but also an early, unwanted prégnancy.   Adolescence, say psychologists, is a transition time when the body undergoes many significant changes. This includes hormonal fluctuations and brain development. It is a period of changing attitudes, perception and behaviour. Seema Hingorrany, author and clinical psychologist says that a majority of teens who experiment with sex are motivated primarily by a desire to satisfy their innate curiosity about the same. Nobody wants to feel left out of things — it’s natural to want to be liked and feel as if you’re part of a group of friends. Psychiatrist Dr Anjali Chhabria says, “The onset of puberty is now seen at younger and younger ages.” Their brains are still under development, which causes them to be impulsive, spontaneous and developmentally not ready to foresee the consequences of their actions and so they need help from parents, guardians or counsellors. There are many factors that could add to the teens-having-séx phenomenon, such as family life, socio-economic background, and peer influence. Seema states, “Unfortunately, some teens feel that they have to lose their virginity to keep up with their friends or be accepted.” She talks about a case of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl who got ‘together’ thanks to the cajoling by the girls’ friends that this boy liked her and she should respond too. Her friends helped her by arranging a ‘date’ and when the girl’s mother came to know, she promptly took her daughter to a counsellor. There are instances when problems at home affect children. “A depressed Kiara (name changed) visited me for counselling and therapy. While elaborating on her case history, she mentioned that her parents got divorced when she was six. ‘As I was an only child, I felt very lonely and disturbed and I always missed a father figure in my life’. Kiara was undergoing many conflicts in her environment and would be introduced to boys at parties. She felt she could enhance her self-esteem by indulging into random séx. The problem worsened when she crossed the line and became pregnant. Good parental role modelling is very necessary at this stage,” states Seema. Tips for Parents: Many parents often wake up one morning to find themselves totally bewildered about how to handle this ‘stranger’ who used to be their child. To inculcate right values you just need to take off your ‘parental hat’, and exchange it for a ‘friend’s hat’ and talk to them about your own personal hopes, fears, wishes, dreams and most importantly values. When we show them our human side, including our flaws and weaknesses, we give them permission to accept their own self, and then they are likelier to feel free to share their feelings with us. Séxuality is a complex process influenced by many factors. During the teen years your child has to deal with a lot of things. Their raging hormones combined with zeal for independence may leave them confused and easily impressionable. The more accurate and honest information you provide regarding séx and séxuality, the more likely your teen will be, to make good and safe choices about intimacy and physical relationships.

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Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)

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Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.

If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.

1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks

Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.

 

2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.

3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.

4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.

5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.

6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.

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Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)

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Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar

Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.

The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.

The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.

Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.

The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride,  wore a lovely white gown.

Read Also:Actor Williams Uchemba Set To Walk Down The Aisle With Mystery Woman

Watch the videos below:

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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba

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Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba

Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.

Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.

Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.

The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.

 

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