A Nigerian man known as Chinedu Ihekwoaba has shared a painful experience that was also a teachable moment for him.
He recounted visiting his 18-year-old girlfriend when he was 19 years and they were being all lovey-dovey when her dad returned home unannounced and saw them.
Chinedu whose Twitter username is @thepoetpreneur, said the man asked him for money and he he revealed that he did not have, he received a serious beating and some counseling.
He said that instilling discipline in kids cannot be overemphasized because it guides their actions while growing up.
In his words; ”I visited my girlfriend at age of 19.
She was 18. Unluckily, her dad met us. I was in d parlor sipping malt & fried meat from her mama pot. She laid on my chest. So we couldn’t deny our affairs. His father asked me to lend him N1000. I no get. he asked for N500. I no get.
Na so he lock door. Go bring cane. The malt begin dey taste like alomo for my mouth.
He said, “u wey suppose dey read to become better, u dey find woman.”
Him flog both of us that day. Na so the relationship end. I no even fit tell my mama wetin apen. E for be round 2 beating.
You can’t convince me otherwise, parenting was key to our success. These days, many things are wrong. At age 10 or age 13, the fear of my parents was paramount to how I behaved in school and outside. Forget wokeness, we are losing it already.”