Understanding and Responding To Your Child’s Needs

Mr and Mrs Igwe are busy parents who have businesses that take most of their time. In their capacity they provide everything their kids need for upkeep, although they have a nanny who does the house chores, takes the kids to and fro school with their driver, helps with their assignments and organizes the kids’ time table for daily activities.

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Mrs Igwe comes back from work by 5pm everyday while her husbands comes back usually late because of traffic and distance of work from home, although he thought to live away from home closer to work but on a second thought wanted to bond with his family everyday, of course he tried paying a price but little did he know it wasn’t enough for both Sarah and Kingston his kids not until Sarah got really ill and they discovered it was pneumonia and all this while the nanny thought she was doing the kids a favour by allowing them always swim in the pool during the afternoons after they got back from school.

In this case Mr and Mrs Igwe lacked the knowledge of a basic need of healthcare and a physical need of providing warm clothes at the point of cold or were rather nonchalant about it because they believed the nanny could handle it all. This act is referred to as neglect, they failed to reach part of the physical and medical needs but had passed the basic needs by sending their kids to school and definitely using

SchoolsCompass as an aid to search for schools based on their budget, location, extra-curricular activities and availability of facilities they wanted.

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They also provided emotional needs which included love, they went outings during weekends, bought the kids toys,

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provided them with a supportive environment, allowed them to feel relaxed around to the extent Kingston deliberately sleeps off in the middle of her parents on their bed, they had discussion moments on a round table, making eye contacts regularly with the kids especially during communications, played with them too therefore making the kids have a sense of belonging.

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You will have to study your child to know their likes and dislikes. When they are moody, be nice enough to know what the problem is, ask them questions constantly to be sure they are fine, make them always smile, when they are happy you feel satisfaction within you.

Sometimes they may gift you natural flowers, a drawing or making you something nice, cook for you surprisingly, lay your bed, prepare a warm water bath for you. Kindly do well to appreciate them when they do these little things like this that matter, make them see how much you cherished their gifts and surprises.

During discussions, accept some or all of their ideas, minimize the way you press your gadgets around them and concentrate on them, watch family shows and movies together. Lastly, never you shun your child when he/she is talking, to avoid them thinking less of themselves.

Cookbook For Your School

It takes proper managerial skill to make a rich man wealthy.  Management is a skill that either makes or mars your business. Good managerial skills involve carefulness, handling ability and monitoring intensely.

A school that has great vision and does not think of shutting down anytime soon would do anything positive to build to an extent they wouldn’t have to be introduced anytime.

Sometimes I give you all gist or fiction stories, but this time let’s face facts, we play and get serious when we should.

Are you experiencing a decline/increase in the number of students you admit per year? Do you keep records from previous events and compare with the current one? When last did you innovate ideas in your school? How do you spend your revenue?

If your answers are satisfactory within yourself and your conscience, then you don’t need this. Kindly ride with me if you still believe that no knowledge is wasted as I give a breakdown of my thoughts, but then I hope you understand the purpose of SchoolsCompass and how well your interest is key to us?

You should practice bookkeeping if you haven’t started at all where all records are being kept especially financial records, this is a proof that your target for a session/ year is either met or should be met. What does your record say to you? Does your record say keep it up or buckle up? You may need to consider this factor as a major cause of hitting targets and obligations. Bookkeeping also in managing your revenue and how you spend it. It is either you cut down cost if you notice you are being extravagant, or you stop spending for a while.

Try to reinvest in other ventures that would grow your finances, school business and maintain stability at least 30% of your revenue. Here is the list of areas you need to re-invest in:

Inbound Marketing Strategists:

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You need a continuous flow of students on regular basis and inbound marketing which is the most efficient, trackable, cost-effective marketing strategy compared to traditional marketing such as radio, television, newspapers, handbills, etc is the safest way to invest as millennial parents will relate to that better based on the fact that the internet is the surest medium for them to access information and we at SchoolsCompass are ready to offer you this all year round as we help you reach your target audience and position your school, increase your visibility and market your unique appeal to prospective parents.

Ensure you play your cards well by managing the flow and not allowing such opportunities to slip off your hands.



Facility Maintenance:

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Remember the saying dress how you want to be addressed. Do you remember the other saying that looking good is good business? Re-dress your school interiors and outlook and attract that which you’re worth, I almost mentioned God bless you, but I did anyway because I’m passionate about making things right so is my organization.


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What your students learn and their level of understanding reflects what your teachers installed in them as in garbage in garbage out. Occasionally, take/send them on training that would help them unlearn the wrong things and learn what is right to remain on the know always.

Be Innovative:

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Review both previous records of students and compare with the current, study trend of students you admit if they are a particular spec of people, then you can know how to manage them while admitting more using little tricks that may cost you. Do what someone has not done an example is if other schools are learning French, Spanish and Chinese, hire a Hindi teacher or even a Nigerian local language teacher that would teach the language of the town where your school is located.

In all management would make you wealthy.

Please, allows check us out for updates as we guide you while you decide, SchoolsCompass is a better mediator than your worries, choose wisely.


Learning according to the dictionary is an acquisition of knowledge or skills through study,

experience or being taught.

The classroom definitely is a good place to learn as it seems comfortable especially with proper arrangements of both tables and chairs, beautiful wallpapers and wall drawings, nice ventilation system, colorful and neat environment etc.

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Students need to relate with what they have in their books to the environment, sometimes also sitting in the classroom for so long can make students tired. Once in awhile take them outdoor beyond normal routine to make learning more lively for them.

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Learning can occur anywhere, outdoor learning is an interesting part of learning, where the students have a change of environment.

It could be in a grass field where the teacher seats in a strategic position either in the middle of all students or in front of them depending on the teacher, under a favorable weather condition.

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It could also be as field trips/excursions where they will admire, respect and understand nature. An example is the school farm/poultry, basket ball court, zoo, mountains, museums, airport and many more.

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This type of learning encourages lots of experiments, it enables the student to feel, see and touch what they have learned in class.

It inculcates in students a team building spirit, cooperation in activities and helps the student share and learn something new from each other with better communicating skills.

This idea enhances recreational and adventurous activities that promotes physical health in kids, thereby reducing fat and maintaining cholesterol levels if they have to walk some distance and also promotes mental health.

With what the student’s do, encounter and discover they learn.

They will be able to detect risk and hazard and know how to control them based on experience, more like survival of the fittest if they may have to camp.

This would also build in your students self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem.

Outdoor learning encourages critical thinking out of curiosities and helps with problem-solving abilities.

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Field trips is a good part of outdoor learning, the students get to experience studies and psychologically they won’t forget what they have learned if possible for a lifetime.The field trips would serve as a practical aspect after the theoretical part has been thought in class and backed up with assessments.

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Nature and everything in it creates memory for the students, they would want to try this more often. This boosts up their academic performances.

With us at SchoolsCompass you are covered with lots of ideas you may need as parents and schools to solve challenges.

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