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At what age should my child start school?

One very important question asked by modern day parents is what age is appropriate for their children to be enrolled in school. This is following the high demands placed on nursing
parents to return to work and the unavailability of trusted caregivers and fears rising from trusting ones kids to a non-family caregiver.

Though in child psychology , school age is assigned according to child development which comes in different stages as the child grows from infancy to adulthood. However, this doesn’t seem to answer the question of what age a child should start school as each child tends to develop differently from another.

Subsequently, school age is also relative to different countries of the world, while some say two to six (2-6)years is appropriate for pre-school/ creche to Primary school, some say four to six (4-6)years.

However, this may also depend on the development of your child’s cognitive abilities. While some children are early bloomers, some are late bloomers and starting school could also be dependent on how early the child can assimilate learned instructions.

At age 2 -3, some children are able to run around without knocking things down, walking downstairs alternating their feet, throwing and catching a ball, climbing. If you find your child capable of doing these activities, you can go ahead to register them in schools where there are creche and kindergarten facilities.

If your child at age two to three can not take on such activities, or could with minimal assistance, you do not need to panic as such a child could be a late bloomer. The child can also start school but will need additional care while in school, so you can look out for schools where such a facility is available.
If you are not a fan of creche and kindergarten and you want to delay your child starting out early, then you should consider the age 4 -6 years old where you can directly enrol them in a pre-primary (Nursery) school at aged 4 and into primary school at age six (6).

Whatever age you decide to send off your child to school, be sure that the school
environment is safe enough to accommodate your child’s needs.

Tems wins Best New Act at 2022 Soul Train Awards [See Full Winners List]

This Year, Beyonce became the night’s biggest winner as she took home the award for the Best Album for ‘Reinassance’, Song of the Year for ‘Break My Soul’, and Best Collaboration for ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’.

The 2022 Soul Train Awards was held at on Saturday, November 26 2022 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

See full list of Winners below

Album of the Year

  • An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • Away Message (EP), Ari Lennox
  • Breezy, Chris Brown
  • Good Morning Gorgeous, Mary J. Blige
  • Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
  • R&B Money, Tank
  • WINNER: Renaissance, Beyoncé
  • Special, Lizzo

Song of the Year

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • WINNER: “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Last Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox

Video of the Year

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Have Mercy,” Chlöe
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Last Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox
  • WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

Best New Artist

  • CKay
  • Coco Jones
  • Dixson
  • Doechii
  • Fireboy DML
  • Muni Long
  • Steve Lacy
  • WINNER: Tems
  • Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
  • Ari Lennox
  • Beyoncé
  • H.E.R.
  • WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
  • LizzoMary J. Blige
  • SZA
  • Tems

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

  • Babyface
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Burna Boy
  • Charlie Wilson
  • WINNER: Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Lucky Daye
  • PJ Morton

Best Collaboration

  • “Amazing,” Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
  • “Be Like Water,” PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas
  • “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
  • “Gotta Move On,” Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller
  • “Hate Our Love,” Queen Naija & Big Sean
  • WINNER: “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers feat. Beyoncé
  • “Move,” Beyoncé feat. Grace Jones & Tems
  • “Slow,” Tank feat. J. Valentine

Certified Soul Award

  • Chaka Khan
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Diana Ross
  • WINNER: Mary J. Blige
  • Maxwell
  • PJ Morton
  • Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers
  • T-Pain

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
  • “Church Girl,” Beyoncé
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • WINNER: “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “I Hate U,” SZA
  • “Last, Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox

Best Dance Performance

  • WINNER: “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
  • “Have Mercy,” Chlöe
  • “Persuasive,” Doechii
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox
  • “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • “We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
  • “Woman,” Doja Cat

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • CeCe Winans
  • Erica Campbell
  • Fred Hammond
  • Major.
  • Marvin Sapp
  • WINNER: Maverick City Music X Kirk Franklin
  • Tamela Mann
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Legend Award: The Time

Lady of Soul Award: Xscape

You Are Talented But…

By Moses Umoh

Talent is quite a blessing to whoever is blessed with it. It is one door opener that can get you to where you can’t ordinarily and because of these realities, being talented in anything thing at all is a good thing. You are talented but, know that talents do not just begin to work, they have processes, requirements, and things to do to get them working and it is very important to understand how this works else, you will be talented yet not know how to make good and proper use of it, for it to be a blessing to you. What are those things to do? You may ask. Well, a few of these answers are made available, and let’s look at them.

  1. Discover your talents.
    The first thing to do is to discover the talents you have. This initial move will make you understand what you have. Knowledge, they say, is power, have it about yourself.
  2. Sharpen your talents.
    When you know what you have, the next thing is to sharpen your talent. Get trained by those in the field, learn from their experience and become better. Yes, you are talented but you need to be trained at it.
  3. Serve with your talents.
    After training, serving an existing business with the pieces of training you’ve got will give you the experience you need in the field. This point is where most people miss out because they don’t want to serve. Forgetting that this will give them the experience they need to thrive. Become a volunteer, or an intern, learn more and acquire more experience.
  4. Trade with your talents.
    When you have done the above three, you will have the understanding of how to trade with your talent if you fail to do this, it will mean that you are talented but you may not make it far with it. YOU ARE TALENTED BUT…

Elon Musk changes Bio to Twitter Complaint online operator

Elon earlier today took a dig at those complaining about the $8 monthly subscription for the twitter verification blue tick.

Mr Elon Musk, who had taken over Twitter, just updated his bio details from ‘Cheif Twit’ to ‘Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator.’

Elon also changed the profile avi to his younger self pictured holding a telephone. The brand new CEO earlier expressed interest in making Twitter a free space.

This change was made as Twitter’s advertising chief, Sarah Personette, tweeted on Tuesday November 1st, that she has resigned from the company following an sack of nearly the entire senior ranks.

The company has stopped responding to media questions, except for the few that Musk answers by tweet.

Personette, who was chief customer officer, leaves the company following the firings last week of multiple executives, including former Twitter Chief Executive Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal.

Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland and head of product Jay Sullivan have announced their departures. spotted Berland looking bereft upon leaving Twitter HQ days earlier.

Chief People and Diversity Officer Dalana Brand announced on Tuesday in a LinkedIn post that she had resigned last week as well. General manager for core technologies Nick Caldwell confirmed his departure on Twitter, changing his profile bio to ‘former Twitter exec’ by Monday night.

Musk’s team is meeting with advertisers this week in New York, as the company’s increasingly skittish customers raise alarms about the potential for harmful content to appear next to their ads.