One of the main problems we have as parents is not truly understanding the needs of our children. It is not uncommon for a parent to think that meeting their child’s basic needs only includes food, shelter and paying school fees. The more affluent ones will add a whole range of material goods to the … More What a child needs
In the first part of this post we covered a lot of things the Government needs to do in preparing the Teachers for the work at hand. It is important to also consider what we as teachers, educators and even parents need to do to prepare ourselves for the guidance and building of the next … More The Preparation of the Teacher 2
In the first part of How we Educate the Child for life, we looked at two different ways we may choose to educate our children, the autocratic and the authoritative styles. Please if you missed this post, click here to read through before proceeding so that you can understand where I am coming from. Though we … More How to Educate a Child for Life Part 2
How to intentionally educate our children and prepare them for life. As adults we must address what approach, style we chose to use to achieve our purpose of guiding our children to be well-behaved and successful. … More How we Educate the Child for Life
Please can you help me understand why you think that the cane is the right way to instill discipline and obedience in the child. You say that you were not maimed or killed by your parent’s use of the cane. You claim that no child has been killed by being beaten, you say that those … More Using the Cane for Discipline Purposes Has to Stop
A 13-year-old boy Zubiru Yusha’u from Gombe State in Nigeria, purportedly stole a phone. His proprietor tied him up and left him in the sun. By the time he was released, his hands were swollen and infected. He was taken to the hospital and the end result was that his hands, both had to be … More Discipline, punishment and abuse.
Stop using the cane! 2 Wow! What a contentious issue. I am so glad we are having this discussion. I respect that a lot of people strongly feel that from the Biblical point of view, using the cane is acceptable. Some of us feel that doing away with the cane as a means of … More Stop using the cane! 2
This is a plea to Parents and Educators, all adults at large: Stop usining the cane as a form of discipline. I cannot even believe the extent that this evil has invaded our lives. I am so angry that defenseless children are continuously being invaded and abused daily. Yet some of us have the gull … More Stop using the cane 1