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 […]
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 […]
“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? […]
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.
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.
“As a mom, the key to keeping your child safe from sexual abuse by either an older child or an adult lies in our hands…”
“…But, where do we draw the line between discipline and physical abuse? When does physical punishment become physical abuse?”
…Sometimes, it could be overwhelming caring for children, especially the younger ones. But, as a mom, we want to protect our kids from an abusive environment and the long term psychological effects of abuse…
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 […]