The kids of today are not different from us; they just have easier platforms to self-destruct and we need to find effective ways of communicating with them. If the best parenting techniques can still yield a “bad child”, why should any parent take things to chance and even facilitate bad behaviours? … More A Game of Russian Roulette called Parenting
Situations change but certain concepts remain the same. Maybe certain parental actions are neither selfish nor irrational, but driven by genuine care even when the wrong approach may be chosen. … More The Parents We Do Not Want
One of my students in the final secondary school level spoke the words above. Although these words were spoken in a rural area in northern Nigeria, they are representative of the educational inclination of a considerable number of parents across Nigeria.
A child is born; the parents are elated, and begin their responsibility of nurturing that baby to adulthood. As the child grows, its drive for freedom clashes with the parents’ protective instincts. If both parties cannot properly communicate their thoughts, a clash begins—a clash that can easily widen the gulf between them and make every prior good memory meaningless. … More Clash of the Titans
During the past week, in the midst of the election frenzy, Nigerians had their ears filled with a sad story—a newly hired nanny had abducted the little kids she was supposed to take care of. A similar incident had occurred about four months ago. It’s a sad reminder of a generation where trust appears to … More Foolish Trust
Every generation has its nuances that define a large percentage of the members of that generation. Each day, one trend gradually catches up with a society, as another trend gradually fades away into the obscurity of “one-time-important” trends. Amongst other things, this generation is definitely the generation of “Durrhh!”