Growing up in Nigeria, parents were always right. In fact, elders were always right. We had to apologize for the wrongs or acts we did not commit. This made me very gullible and I had difficulty challenging authority figures when needed. A culture where children are expected and required to apologize for the wrongs they […]
It was a drawn-out elongated journey where the beginning of a dating relationship with a boyfriend began to slowly change my daughter. When a teenager becomes quiet and stays in that distance, to me that meant her mind was loud and busy. For a young daughter to go from doing her hair and putting thought into her style of clothes to just putting her hair up in a bun and wearing lounge around clothes. Something was wrong!