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Why Do Some Naija Mothers Tend To Scold Their Children Before Comforting Them?

It's very typical of Nigerian mothers to scold their children first before petting them. It's like shooting before asking.

Imagine a child falling down and crying, then the next thing, the mother comes out with a broom screaming 'Didn't I tell you not to do that? You'll get your cane today".

Why? Is it out of fear?

I mean, I remember when I was a lil kid, used to love climbing trees. Anytime I fall, my grandma would come after me with a cane, screaming "o ni koba mi. O ni pa ara e simi lo run." (meaning: you will not get me in trouble. You will not kill yourself on me). After a few running, then she comes comforming me and checking for broken bones.

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it's good to beat a child with the right hand, then chides back with the left hand

For me good training in a right direction

you don't spare the rod to spoil the child, how can u correct wrong by pampering first??

the child will never learn from his/her misdeed.

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no wonder ur spoilt,lol

howdy?, u no dey read ur bible again?

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even d bible confirms dat

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simple, ta ba fotun ba omo wi a fi osi fa mora - when you scold a child with the right you pamper with the left.

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