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Outsourced Parenting

I heard this joke from a friend and I think it’s worth sharing. It happened one day that a 5 year old daughter of a posh, polished and well educated working class mum surprised her on a rare Saturday morning (one of those days she was home by chance because …

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My children must not face what I have faced!

My Children Must Not Face this!

Hardly can my children do anything on their own, the reason is that their dad is of the opinion that he had experienced enough humiliation and challenges for at least 3 generations when he was growing up. He stayed with people that ‘abused’ him with house chores because he lost …

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How much of the rod should we spare?

Debola and Olaposi our seven year-old daughter and five year-old son always get the beating of their lives anytime they make a mistake (small or big) whenever their father is home. I am not saying I ‘spare the rod’ on such occasion but most of the time, I reason with …

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When should I introduce discipline to my child?

When should I introduce discipline to my child?

‘I really don’t know why this happens every time I correct or discipline our daughter’ said Tade to himself many times over, while pacing the floor of the room. He left the sitting room angrily because his wife Temi objected to his telling Tayo off (their three year-old daughter) when …

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Together but apart…

The offensive odour of burnt food filled the whole house and was almost choking their five year old son who was playing a game on his dad’s tab and the little three year old princess watching a cartoon on the TV, both in the sitting room close to the kitchen. …

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