Fashion entrepreneur, Yomi Casual has said that he doesn’t see the act of disciplining a child as child abuse.
According to him, “if you always defend your children’s mistakes, one day you will hire a lawyer to defend their crimes. Discipline is not child abuse”.
This comes days after an aide to the president, Lauretta Onochie kicked against the treatment meted out to a kid in a video which has gone viral.
The video shows the kid saying “mummy calm down” while his mother was trying to discipline him.
According to Lauretta Onochie, “The calm down video, is a clear case of child abuse. That was not discipline.
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“Many Nigerian adults today, are suffering from the effects of similar abuse when they were children.
“In the UK, the child would be in care, his mother charged
“I was distressed by the calm down video. I can’t imagine the trauma that child and other children who watched it, went through.
“We must make laws that protect children in our nation.
“There are better and more effective and humane ways of effecting behavioural changes in children”