In many cultures and some religions, physical punishment of children is encouraged - the society I come from encourages this and many people have used a famous Christian bible verse to justify this practice. Years ago, I was sat in a meeting and the speaker who claimed to be passionate about fatherhood, especially for black … Continue reading Is hitting children discipline?
Updated post from October 2020 A Couple of years ago when I wrote about leaving an abusive relationship, I touched on a few cultural expectations in marriage and how women are blamed when a marriage goes wrong. Another dimension to this is when the marriage produces no children; it is automatically assumed that this is the … Continue reading Must every woman carry and bear children to be a mother?
It is mother’s day in the Uk and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my lady readers a happy mother’s day. Though I have never birthed children, I am all too aware of the challenges that come with being a mother. I have heard horrific stories of women who lost their lives … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day ….
There is an old Ghanaian saying in my Akan language that loosely translates, if your parents care for you from the time you had no teeth until you grew your full set, then it is your responsibility to care for them until they lose all theirs. A beautiful saying that implies that since parents care … Continue reading Are you your parents pension plan?