Diaspora World

The African way or the Western way?

How should we train our kids? The western way or the African way? I think both worlds have good things that children need to know as they are going through the different stages of life.

I am teaching my five year old daughter about how to wash herself with the tough African sponge, the benefits of listening to Mum & Dad, tidying up and keeping the play area neat and clean.

Maintaining discipline at the dinner table and eating what you are given at each meal time, dressing appropriately.

No sweets or chocolates on the way to school, giving elders the respect that they deserve.

It is a constant challenge and an exhausting balancing act, especially when she sees the English kids behaving in a manner that is more attractive to her.

No is quite a popular word in my home but I just want the best for her.