Horror of parenting while kidnappers, pests roam

Children playing

Children playing outdoors. Were this society to be subjected to a test to judge how well it treats its children, the score would be dismal. 

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What you need to know:

  • I use every opportunity to remind my children to be conscious of their surroundings, and rather than be accommodating and “nice” to strangers.
  • Nowadays, we’re even wary of our neighbours and would rather that our children did not set foot in their compounds.

The other day, my 11-year-old son decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood, or, to be more specific, a few houses away because there is a certain area he knows he’s not supposed to go beyond.


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