Yelling and punishing are ineffective parenting methods

Let me say that again: yelling and punishing are ineffective parenting methods. If they worked, we’d all be brilliant parents and kids would always be perfectly behaved after we yelled.

  1. What do they need? When things don’t go their way, when they’re angry, when they’re afraid … what do they need? You yelling at them or threatening them isn't helpful — put yourself in that situation (and imagine you’re smaller) and ask if you’d like someone yelling at you when you’re upset. How would you react if someone bigger and more powerful than you were yelling and threatening you? You wouldn't like it, and would just resent the bigger person. What would be helpful? Maybe some comfort? Some calm conversation about the problem, examining solutions. Some empathy and compassion. And yes, some stern words or a restraining hand if they’re actually going to hurt themselves.

Click here to read "Parental Zen: How to Keep Your Cool as a Parent" by Leo Babauta.

Afariki dunia baada ya kuchomwa kisu na mfanyakazi wa ndani

JESHI la Polisi mkoani Singida, linamshikilia mfanyakazi wa ndani ‘house girl’, Valetina Kerenge (17), kwa kosa la kumchoma kisu bosi wake, Asha Juma (24), sehemu ya juu ya titi la kulia na kusababisha kifo chake.

Kamanda wa Polisi mkoani humo, Geofrey Kamwela, amesema tukio hilo lilitokea Juni 29, 2014 katika eneo la Sabasaba katika Kata ya Utemini Manispaa ya Singida saa 05:45 asubuhi.

Muhumiwa huyo ni mwenyeji wa wilaya ya Ukerewe mkoani Mwanza.

Marehemu alikuwa Karani wa Mahakama ya Wilaya ya Singida.

Chanzo cha tukio hilo kinasadikiwa kimetokana na mfanyakazi huyo kupata mateso kutoka kwa bosi wake. Bofya hapa kusoma zaidi habari hii.

Maintaining the tradition: Maasai women shaving their heads

Maasai women cleaning their heads by shaving near Nyerere Road in Dar es Salaam recently. (photo: Mroki Mroki/DAILY NEWS).

Albert Sanga: Ni wakati wako wa kung'aa

Na, Albert Sanga, Iringa.

NI WAKATI WAKO WA KUNG’AA: Kitabu nilichokiandika na ambacho nilikiahidi kwa muda mrefu, sasa kimekamilika na kimeingia sokoni rasmi. Ni kitabu kinachoeleza kwa kina kuhusu mbinu, mikakati, shuhuda, kanuni na maarifa yatakayomuwezesha yeyote atakaesoma na kujifunza kitabu hiki; kufanikiwa kiuchumi, kimasomo, kiuongozi, kifamilia na maisha ya kila siku.

Awali ya yote nianze kwa kuwashukuru wasomaji wa gazeti hili la Jamhuri na hususani wapenzi wa safu hii kwa kunihamasisha mno kuandika kitabu. Hamasa yenu ndio iliyonifanya nitambue kuwa kuna uhitaji wa mimi kuweka maarifa niliyonayo katika kitabu(vitabu). Pia kipekee nimshukuru Mhariri Mtendaji wa gazeti hili ndugu Deodatus Balile kwa mwongozo na usaidizi mkubwa uliofanikisha kukamilika kwa kitabu hiki.

Kwa kuwa leo ninakitambulisha rasmi kitabu hiki ninaambatanisha uchambuzi kuhusu utamaduni wa

10 strange requests by teams in 2014 FIFA World Cup


If you think superstars make very strange requests, wait til you hear what football teams ask for in their rooms during the World Cup.
Some are understandable, like team Algeria asking for a Quran in every room, while others are a little bit cray cray:-
  1. Japan wants a jacuzzi tub in every room.
  2. Chile wants every room to have new beds and flat screen TVs.
  3. Uruguay requested for silent air conditioning in all rooms.
  4. Switzerland would like to have high-speed Internet and six TV channels in every room.
  5. Honduras want six Spanish TV stations in their channel guide, including two Honduras channels.
  6. Australians asked for a selection of newspapers from around the world, every day.
  7. Colombia want 15 lucky kids to take part in their training sessions (awww).
  8. France prefers liquid soap (to soap bars) and kosher meat.
  9. Team Ecuador wants a basket of bananas from Ecuador in every room.
  10. Portugal demands for six bodyguards, of which four will be assigned to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Hit the link below for the full post "Things You Probably Didn’t Know About World Cup 2014"

Being poor can hurt your brain - Research shows

Research shows that the brains of poor people start out the same as everyone else's, but then they can develop more slowly over early childhood because of the strain of poverty. This can be seen in the Science Channel episode, which features Martha Farah, a cognitive neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania, who has scanned the brain activity of hundreds of kids, both rich and poor.

Her team found that extreme poverty slowed development of the hippocampus, which helps with memory, learning and stress regulation, and the prefrontal cortex, which coordinates memory and motor control.

"Wealthy kids tend to get more stimulation," says Farah. "They get read to more, talked to more, get to visit interesting places — we know that promotes cognitive brain development."

Walfish points out that poverty takes an emotional toll as well as an intellectual one. About 31 percent of Americans in poverty say they have been diagnosed with depression, twice the ratio of those not in poverty, according to a Gallup poll.

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Reportedly Nicolas Sarkozy is France's first former president to be taken into formal custody

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, 59, turned himself in to police this morning as part of an inquiry into a cover-up of suspected illegal campaign fundraising.

From Paris, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reported:
"Sarkozy is being questioned over his behavior during a probe of possible illegal financing for his 2007 campaign from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
"The case centers around whether Sarkozy and his lawyer were kept informed of insider information on the investigation by a friendly magistrate — who was in return promised a prominent position in Monaco.
"He can be held for questioning for a first period of up to 24 hours, with a possible extension of another day before being charged or be released."

Safu ya uongozi CUF 2014


  • Prof. Ibrahim Lipumba - Mwenyekiti
  • Juma Duni Haji - Makamu Mwenyekiti
  • Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad - Katibu Mkuu

SAFU MPYA YA KAMATI YA UTENDAJI YA TAIFA (SEKRETARIETI) YA CUF


  1. Naibu Katibu Mkuu (Bara), Mhe. Magdalena Sakaya.
  2. Naibu Katibu Mkuu (Zanzibar), Mhe. Nassor Ahmed Mazrui.
  3. Mkurugenzi wa Mipango na Chaguzi, Mhe. Omar Ali Shehe.
  4. Naibu Mkurugenzi wa Mipango na Chaguzi, Mhe. Shaweji Mketo.

Tanzania yalabuliwa 4:2 na Botswana

Uwanja wa Botswana wakati wa mechi kati ya Tanzania na Botswana (picha: Dk A. M)

Timu ya Taifa (Taifa Stars) imefungwa magoli 4:2 katika mechi ya kirafiki na Botswana leo (Julai Mosi mwaka huu) huko. Botswana

Mechi hiyo iliyochezwa katika Uwanja wa Taifa jijini Gaborone ni sehemu ya maandalizi ya Taifa Stars kwa ajili ya mechi ya michuano ya Afrika dhidi ya Msumbiji (Mambas) itakayochezwa Julai 20 mwaka huu Uwanja wa Taifa, Dar es Salaam.

Stars inayodhaminiwa na Kilimanjaro Premium Lager inatarajiwa kurejea nchini Julai 6 mwaka huu kuendelea na programu nyingine kwa ajili ya mechi dhidi ya Msumbiji.

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How and What to do now that Google is shutting down Orkut, its first social network



It's time to say goodbye to Google's social network, Orkut which was launched back in 2004 because Google's Orkut team said in a blog post that:
"...YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have taken off... We'll be focusing our energy and resources on these other social platforms..." 

The service had strong followings in India and Brazil, and claimed around 100 million users as of 2011.

The service will stop on September 30, 2914, Google said but users can export their data until September 2016. Please follow the following link to open the Google's Help Page for instructions of what to do if you were using Orkut: https://support.google.com/orkut/answer/6033100?p=orkut&hl=en&rd=1
CNN Money notes that: 
Orkut was dogged by the problem of people creating fake user profiles to deliver spam on the network. It also generated privacy concerns, especially after it was hit with a virus in 2010 that collected users' personal information, and it faced accusations in Brazil that it was a haven for pedophiles.

Sauti za Wananchi: Most citizens do not expect children to learn in school

  • Parents have low but correct assessments of children’s skills and do not express an urge for this to change in the future

1 July 2014, Dar es Salaam: Only 1 out of 10 citizens think that most children who finish Standard 2 are able to read and do maths at Standard 2 level. Even worse, only 3 out of 10 (31%) think that these children should be able to perform at the right level; meaning that citizens have no expectation that the education system will actually teach children the skills it is supposed to.

These findings were released by Twaweza in a research brief titled What’s going on in our schools: citizens reflect on the state of education. The brief is based on

Children quench their soccer quest

BAREFOOTED pupils at Mikere Primary School play football within their school’s compound at Njianne Ward in Mkuranga District, Coast Region on Thursday. (photo: Mohamed Mambo/DAILY NEWS)

Msajili azuia Mbowe, Slaa kugombea uongozi; Aagiza CHADEMA iitishe Mkutano Mkuu

MSAJILI wa Vyama vya Siasa nchini, Jaji Fransic Mutungi ameuagiza uongozi wa CHADEMA kuitisha Baraza Kuu ili waitishe Mkutano Mkuu.

Pia, amewazuia Mwenyekiti wa CHADEMA, Freeman Mbowe na Katibu Mkuu wake Dk.Wilibrod Slaa kugombea uongozi ndani ya chama hicho hadi pale  wakapoafikiana kuhusu kipengele cha ukomo wa uongozi.

Uamuzi huo wa Jaji Mutungi unakuja siku chache tu, baada ya Wajumbe wa Mkutano Mkuu na

Funeral Flowers and Their Meanings

Did you know every flower has a meaningful message? If you’re sending flowers to a funeral and want to express a particular sentiment, here is a helpful guide to their unique language. -- teleflora.com
Funeral Flowers and Their Meanings

Employment Opportunities at MUHAS

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences is inviting applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to be considered for employment to fill the following vacant posts;

  1. Lecturer - 11 Posts
  2. Assistant Lecturer – 1 Post
  3. Tutorial Assistant – 4 Posts
  4. Senior Administrative Officer II - 1 Post
  5. Administrative Officer Grade II – 2 Posts
  6. Procurement and Supplies Officer II – 1 Post
  7. Internal Auditor I – 1 Post
  8. Senior Estates Officer I – 1 Post
  9. Health Laboratory Scientific Officer Grade II – 2 Posts
  10. Personal Secretary II – 3 Posts
  11. Accountant II - 2 Posts
  12. Medical Illustrator II -1 Post
  13. Janitor II - 2 Posts
  14. Telephone Operator II - 1 Post
  15. Audio Visual Technician II - 1 Post
  16. Records Management Assistant II - 3 Posts
  17. Technician II – 2 Posts

Application letters should be posted/hand delivered on or before 4.00 p.m on 8th July, 2014 (i.e. Deadline for receiving applications)

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