A Series on Child Abuse…An Ongoing Effort

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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.

Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1

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When it comes to Abuse,  sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit down,  fold our arms and watch are equally guilty. Daily, we are bombarded with various scenarios where, as a result of negligence or not being vigilant, children suffer abuse from loved ones or even total strangers. To abuse means to mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly, ill-use or misuse. Any situation where a person […]

Sexual Abuse, Harassment and Molestation – What's Your Stand?

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I was just thinking about the series I wrote on Abuse a while back and especially the one on sexual abuse. And as I do sometimes, I was reading over those posts again. And I thought to myself, how are you supposed to report something if you don’t even understand what the thing looks like? In Nigeria here, I challenge you to take a survey about cases of sexual harassment, abuse or molestation. You’re likely […]

Should You Allow Your Kids To Have Sleepovers?

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According to an Online Dictionary: A sleepover is an occasion of spending the night away from home, or of having a guest or guests spend the night in one’s home, especially as a party for children. On the question of whether to allow kids to have a sleep over, people have differing  opinions. There are those who will tell you sleepovers can never happen for them. In his Book “Raising Girls”, James Dobson, was very […]