Unlearning some of the African parenting habits I inherited

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

We shouldn’t really complain about men, if this is how we’re raising our sons

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