Below is a tweet from Nation Africa on how different teenagers regret having messed up with their teenage lives and the parents’ reactions. Just have a look at it. You may also visit more posts below.
As the children are still at home in Kenya, very few bother the risks they are exposed to. Some don’t care about the safety precautions on Covid 19. Others hangout out with people who may pose danger to their lives. As parents are busy to support these children’s needs, let them too be cautious on what the children do when they are away. Sometimes they can land you as a parent to trouble that you couldn’t expect.
As much as we must work, let’s not lose our children too. Parents, try all you can to study your child. It may not be easy but when the child realizes that you are concerned, he or she will change some of bad behaviours. Parents, let’s play our part.
Listen to this video on child’s safety:
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The practice has brought a number of Health complications to girls and women. Let’s look at some of them:
- Complications during child birth. The scar brings reduction of elasticity of the birth canal. Labour becomes longer and more painful with each subsequent birth
- The hygiene during the procedure is compromised. Tools used are not sterilised between the procedure and this increases the chances of infection under exposure of HIV and AIDS
- Girls with poor immune system find it hard to resist the infection hence compromising their health
- Due to it’s confidenciallity, the girls are not allowed to access medical care should it be required.
- The excess bleeding brought about by the rapture of clitoris may make the girls anaemic.
In kenya, the FGM act 2010 by Fred Kapondi prohibates the act of FGM.
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Today they are, tomorrow they will be.The Parents in the making – Ciscas
It has been a cry from most of the parents since the arrival of coronavirus pandemic. Being away from school for a longer period, it has inculcated to change of behaviour to some of the teenagers. The rising of teenage pregnancies in kenya is shocking with some of the regions recording very high numbers of adolescence pregnancies. You can also see why children are not safe
Just recently, the president ordered all Chiefs to take good care of teenagers within their jurisdiction or else they will be answerable if there are any reports of teenage pregnancies within their area.
This children are still young and their pregnancies may come with a lot of impact in their lives. One, their bodies are not fully developed to tackle challenges that comes with pregnancy. Secondly, the stigma they experience from peers and others may cause a lot of emotional harm leading to stress and thereafter depression.
These girls still have a future to take care of and adding a burden to their early age may shutter their dreams. It is unfortunate that some of this teenage pregnancies are brought about by well known relatives. This makes it difficult for the implementation of the law as the culprits are protected by the family norms. Others threaten the child and instil fear such that she won’t disclose the incident until when it is too late.
The stay – at – home directive has been a monster to the lives of many teenagers who are taking a lot of their time exploring the internet stuff. As they engage in online learning, they come across harmful information. At their age, they are ready to experiment anything. A scenario of the boy who impregnated his two sisters was too much for the mother to handle. It becomes hard dealing with some issues on teenage pregnancies as most of these issues are family related and so they are covered up.
The big question is, WHO IS TO BLAME? The society/community, the family, the parents or the children? Let us discuss it and try to reach to a conclusion. The chat is open. Leave a reply as you comment. As we try to stay safe from the virus, the girl child may not be safe! Stay put..get more insights here ….oooh..remember to follow me. I will make sure not to disappoint!