“…Seeing you always had me in mind, I can’t stop wishing you left for my sake. If you did, I’d have still had you here with me…”
“Help!!!” She Screamed as loud as her 13 year old voice could carry. “Scream all you want. We’re all alone baby”, he said with a snicker, his breath a stink of stale tobacco. She quickly realised he was right. They were alone. All alone. she wearily resigned herself to him as he tore her clothes and shoved her to the ground. She was brutalised. And forever so. He was her uncle too. Did You Know? […]
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” – Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10 It’s true that two should be better than one. What happens when one is better than two? We all desire the perfect family. A family where everything works, where there’s love and […]
As Nigerian Moms, I am aware of the fact that we are firm believers in spanking. But, where do we draw the line between discipline and physical abuse? When does physical punishment become physical abuse? Continue Reading… Physical Punishment or Not?…A Series on Abuse 3.
Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1.
“It seems like I can’t go anywhere without having to plan and prepare for days ahead. I can’t just get up and do some impromptu outing…”
Child Abuse is the mistreatment of a child by an adult or by another child in such a way as to endanger that child is affected physically, emotionally or psychologically. So much has been said about making all efforts to keep our children safe. May I please reiterate here that keeping our kids safe is a long term concerted effort and we can’t afford to fall asleep at this duty post.