Nigerian singer, Charly Boy, in a series of tweets, stated that children are great manipulators and the decisions parents take will affect the child’s future positively or negatively.
The entertainer made the remark in reaction to a video in which a young girl was seen throwing tantrums in the house but instead of her mother beating her, she called the little one to order so they could discuss the problem.
Charly Boy wrote;
”While the first reaction of most African parents would be to slap, smack, beat etc her for this unattractive behavior – which may be wrong or right depending on what the parent’s disciplinary tenets are; it is also equally important to look beyond this display of anger – to discipline the child, the child’s school, learning and so on? This is just as important as deciding to give birth to a child because the decisions taken by both parents may affect the child’s future – positively or otherwise. What’s more, Children are great manipulators.”