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The Best Place To Raise A Child :Nigeria Or Abroad?

I thinks that parents should send their children to Nigeria to attend both primary and secondary school  before they comeback to attend colleges  .B/c i travelled to Nigeria and noticed that those  children are so good academically more than children  i see oversea. especially those in private schools. It will be wise idea since most parents abroad can afford the school fees for Private schools in Nigeria.

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My advice is somewhere above . . . .it is not where you raise the kids that matters, but how and who

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Come and see many made in Nigeria and finished in Abroad, they are roaming the street and some are in the shelter . . . . .

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Made In Nigeria

Finished abroad

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My children are raised in the good old-fashioned Nigerian way. They are both born-again, attend church etc, yet can still 'happen'among their mates. I'm not saying they are perfect, but that as parents, we have not tolerated any nonsense from our kids and the kids have responded well. It's a mixture of talking to the kids and being strict when we have to. White parents send their kids to our house to learn how to cook, make their beds and to behave.

My son prostrates for his elders, my daughter kneels. We are not living ina ghetto, the children go to private schools, we are both working in top companies (I can't not disclose, but that is not the issue).

It's a shame most Nigerian parents abroad copy the 'ghetto behaviour' of bad parents abroad (the real posh ones still hold on to old-fashioned values), thinking they are being  sophisticated. The strange thing is that in the Western world, the trend is moving back to old-fashioned values.

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In most cases, especially where the kids are demonstrating head-strong behaviors, this may very well be a great idea.  Nigerian boarding schools, at least the ones I've heard of, help to clip a rebellious child's wings and teach them that they are not the most important thing on the surface of the earth.

These days, children bred in Western countries pick-up bad behaviors from their peers, internet, etc, and the easy availability of computers and cell phones are not helping matters. However, if willing to send your kid back to Nigeria for secondary school education, you ought to decide if boarding school may even be a better shelter for your kids than public or private day schools.

A good instance of where boarding school has helped a rebellious teen turn out good is well-documented in the "Feddie Girl" novel by Nona David. Check it out. It's about the hilarious adventures of an American teen in a Nigerian Federal School and documents the whole juicy details from a fresh angle you've never imagined.

Those of you considering whether or not to send your kids to boarding schools can make up your mind after reading through this book. It is a non-biased fictionalized recount of an American girl's experiences prior to, during, and after the boarding school exposure.

Novel Back Blurb:

FEDDIE GIRL is an international adventure/thriller about the experiences of an American teenager in a Nigerian boarding school. This novel offers a unique reading experience--witty, fun, and exhilarating. The masterful suspense, action, and sub-plot will curl your toes, keep you reading all night, and leave you thirsting for more.

Carlotta Ikedi (A.k.a Feddie Girl) has never liked school. Not in California. Not in Oklahoma. When her exasperated parents ship her off to boarding school–in West Africa–Carlotta faces a life, culture, and existence unlike anything she’s ever known.

School rules and regulations, rising bell, lights-out, manual labor, inspections, dining time, prefects, punishments, mean bunkmates, and visiting days–it’s all here. But author Nona David takes Carlotta’s story a step further when her adventures lead to unfortunate incidents that threaten to drive her American family into the clutches of infidelity and organized crime.

Boarding school doesn’t get any better than this…

For those who have experienced the boarding school life, the adventures of Feddie Girl will bring those memories crashing back… For anyone else, get ready to see the world as Feddie Girl.

This novel is available on the publisher's website: https://bernardbooks.com/links.html

Also available in Nigeria at an affordable price. See location and contact details on the publisher's site. (Use link above)

Read sample Chapters and reviews on the publisher's site or go to this thread on this forum: [url]http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-365502.0.html

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Home . . . it can be Nija and could be abroad, you have to be the one to make whereever you are to be home and make the kids belong.

There are kids in Nigeria that never seen the airport and yet they act like fools, and some are in America or western world and are so polite and nice.

It is never about the geographical place or location, but how connected is the heart of the parents to those of the kids.

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Definitely Nigeria. No 4-yr old in Nigeria would touch beer not to talk of drinking it on the street!

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I think there was something like this in the family section before

the kids that get straight As abroad are academically and creatively what?

moved to family

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