Daddy Diaries: Community Parenting

We have abandoned the days a child belonged to the community, where a stranger beat you on the road and dragged you home to your parents for further punishment. PHOTO | FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • I unceremoniously called off that day's play date, asking the friend to go back home until further notice
  • In my little understanding of parenting, a child should be cautioned right when and where the mistake is so that he relates it to a wrong
  • We are only concerned about the welfare of our own children that we do not bother about the minor next

My heart recently skipped a beat as I watched in shock an online video showing kids younger than 10 years scuttling from end to end on the roof of a residential building over six floors high. I imagined what could go wrong if one of them missed a step; the image was horrifying.


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