I noticed my daughter hurrying through the house. Me: Why are you rushing? Slow down. Daughter: I’m going to do what you told me to. I forgot to do it earlier. Me: Yeah, so? It’s okay, you don’t have to rush. Daughter: Well mum, I didn’t want you to shout at me for not doing … More Unlearning some of the African parenting habits I inherited
I failed my first term of secondary school miserably. And back then in Nigeria, there was no hiding – students were ranked based on their performance! (I think I came 77th out of about 100 students.) But what my mother said to me, I will never forget: “Don’t worry, this is only the beginning.” You see, with those … More Why you must let your children FAIL
I heard an astonishing statistic (unverified) a while ago, that 70% of African American children are raised in homes without a father. This really bothered me and got me thinking for a long time. Then I realised that it’s easy to point fingers and deride those men for such irresponsibility but the truth is, men … More We shouldn’t really complain about men, if this is how we’re raising our sons
I was away on a three-day conference recently. By myself; no husband, no kids. Now before I go on, I should probably confess that I’m a neat-freak. Everything has to be clean and in its place. As in, I walk into an untidy room and it’s as if my brain goes into meltdown – I … More A common cause of frustration in relationships
My daughter asked me once: “Were there televisions when you were growing up?” 😳 “What?! Excuse me, how old do you think I am? You’re asking the wrong generation, kid.” She laughed but I was not impressed at all. Urgh! Children of nowadays.😀 As funny as that may sound, the truth is, in just one … More Are your children protected?