Category: Children

  • DISCIPLINE: THE AFRICAN REPRIMAND SYSTEM OR THE WESTERN APPROACH

    Growing up, I wasn’t the most docile chap to be around. I wouldn’t say I was a troublemaker, but I did have a penchant for overstepping my boundaries. I could trust that when this happens, there’s always the scolding and the spanking to set me straight. At first, I learnt to take notice of the […]

  • BUILDING A POSITVE COMMUNICATING GENERATION

    “… But whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”                                                                                                             … Matthew 5:22c Communication is one of the founding pillars of any relationship. It could make or mar any relationship; it can also build or destroy a child before they become their own individual and be self-aware of their own […]

  • SOCIETY’S UNFAIR TREATMENT OF FATHERS

    Growing up, I first wanted so much to be an aeronautic engineer, then a pilot, then a writer, then a priest (a catholic priest to be precise), and a farmer. As I grew older, the careers I desired increased and architecture joined the list. My interest in renaissance art made physics interesting and I also […]

  • IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME…

    “It does not do well to dwell on dreams (and memories), and forget to live…” Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)… Marcel Proust’s iconic words, ‘In search of Lost Time’, have carried more significance than we care to admit as humans. For a lot of people, the life we envision ourselves having as we grow up, isn’t […]

  • ITS OKAY TO DISAGREE… we all can’t see the world from the same lens.

    With the world going more digital, social media platforms have become one of the most important means of communication available to humans. And this has gone on to give voice to issues that before now, were whispered in small circles and community, most notable the strive for women equality and inclusion. And like all human […]

  • MORAL SUASION: A KEY DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR KIDS

    I had just concluded my second year in the secondary school and I was among the top five students in my class but wasn’t the best in the class. I was reasonably sad and disappointed because I felt I let down my dad’s expectation of me. My dad engaged me on my performance and told […]

  • KIDS AND ENTROPY

    … Building the confidence of kids Entropy can be simply described as lack of order or predictability in thermal energy. No single scientific word can succinctly describe the energy level of kids as they grow up. One of the greatest wonder of life is the process of growing up, and nothing fully describes this wonderful […]

  • KIDS, SEX AND THE 21ST CENTURY

    My eyes contorted with shock as I read the inane comments of a clearly disturbed individual sexualizing the picture of a girl who can’t be more than five years on social media. I felt nothing but pity for the naïve young girl who looked nothing but happy and innocent in the picture. I was enraged […]

  • TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.

    TRAVAILS OF THE GIRL-CHILD: A NIGERIAN CASE STUDY.

    I could hardly stop laughing as the dialogue and images from the movie ‘The Dictator’ cracked me up non-stop. The post- credit scenes were no less hilarious than the feature length movie and I was laughing hysterically. A particular dialogue however caught my attention and long after the images of the movie filtered out, I […]