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THERE WAS A BOY

And we raise psychopaths. These are the parents who blame the government for their woes and yet can’t raise their own children to be sane, civil, courteous, law-abiding and functional individuals. My friend came to see me with her son this morning. He was a seven-year-old. At the door, I ...

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Be a friend to your child. Balance discipline with abundant love and affection. If a child sees you to be unapproachable, he or she will keep things from you, secrets that can literally destroy your child. – Manny Humanity harbours a deep, festering secret which is concealed in the dark ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 19)

“If you’ve told a child a thousand time and he still does not understand, then it is not the child that is the slow learner.” – Walter Barbie It has been brought to my notice that I’ve not updated this series for over three months and believe me, I join ...

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BAD THINGS HAPPENING TO GOOD PEOPLE

By all accounts, I had a happy, contented childhood. My parents (God bless them plenty) did their best to balance love and discipline in their efforts to bring up my siblings and I into grown-ups they could take pride in. They say it takes a village to bring up a ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 18)

FOREWORD: Here’s another open letter from Anyibaba’s pikin to me. Lol. (For the first open letter, click HERE) Enjoy. * Kids need parents, not visitors without gifts. – Anonymous Dear Uncle Shishe, How are you doing? I hope you travelled well? Mummy said your name is spelt as W-A-L-T-E-R. I don’t ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 16)

FOREWORD: So back in August, I sat down to an interview with Happenings Radio host, Elsie Godwin, to conduct any interview where I aired my views of marriage, commitment and children, one of which was the one that earned a huge backlash where I said that children are selfish. (Listen ...

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In The Case Of A Child Versus Gay Parenting

The following update below is a Facebook update where a case is being made for the child born to same-sex parents. All over the world, same-sex couples are getting married and making families, despite several excoriations about their statuses as married people and parents (Hello, Dolce and Gabbana). Well, here’s ...

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IN HER OPINION: You Can Say You Don’t Want Children

Dear Friend, Yes, you who say you don’t want to have children, It is okay not to want to have children. In fact, I admire you, because you make up the small percentage who are honest to themselves and have refused to be bullied into convention by society in this ...

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CHRONICLES OF THE TOUCHED: Phantom Eyes

I woke up with a start, my eyes frantically flicking from left to right, even though I couldn’t see anything in the pitch black room. I don’t know why I had woken up so suddenly, but the feeling of foreboding I felt in my whole being was very strong. This ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 13)

Pick your Battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. – Xavier. Be selective in your Battles, sometimes peace and quiet is better than being right. – Xavier’s Parents. Before I became a father, I judged other parents. Yes, I did. It’s something I’m not proud of now that ...

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