‘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 she was hitting the television remote control against the wall.
First, the toddler wanted the TV channel be changed to her favourite cartoon channel and because her dad who was watching the News did not give her any attention, she started to throw a tantrum and began to roll on the floor. Her dad spanked her for doing so but his wife told him he should not have because of ‘ordinary television’ and moreover, he can watch the news online on his tab or phone or laptop, but Tade ignored her still. She picked her up and gave her a wrap of chocolate ‘to appease the goddess’.
A few minutes later, her dad had not changed the channel and the chocolate was finished. The ‘little goddess’ started her drama again. She gave the remote to her dad to change the channel for her but he objected again. Not because he was a bad daddy but he was not through with what he was watching..just about 10 minutes to the end of the news. So, because he objected, Tayo began to hit the remote against the wall and crying…all over again. Temi hollered from the kitchen ‘Would you please change the channel and stop being so mean! She’s just a child, you know!
At this point, Tade had had enough. He stood up and stormed into the room in anger. This was not the first, second or third time Temi would oppose his attempt to discipline their daughter. She hardly even ever corrects their daughter when she does something wrong and this gets to him a lot.