Back in the day, when i do something wrong as child, i can already imagine the feel of the dreaded “Abara” my mum will give me.
Or say i eat at my neighbor’s place…..and she finds out …..dead, or just maybe you and your mum are at the neighbour’s together and they offer you something, your mum gives you the” i-double-D-dare- you-look-to-collect-it” You will simply respect your small age and look the other way.
These days you wee hear, Tamilore “go to the nutty corner” (is it weird that their names are nicer these days….hmmm) in my mind, am like nutty corner bawo….
Pro’s of Parenting Then :
We can have respect shaaaa….
Don’t talk when your elders are talking.
You know what to say at the right time & place
You understand sign language
Kneel properly on your knees or prostrate when greeting (who that one don epp?)
Community Training ( Your parents can travel and there will still be eyes on you)
Pro’s of Parenting Now :
Kids are more confident these days.
They are more inquisitive ( a conversation with my then 5 years old cousin at the beach a few years ago)
Him : I want to swim Me : You can’t swim here
Him : I swim in the pool in school why can’t i swim here Me : This is an ocean and that is a pool
Him : Aunty what is difference between a pool and an ocean
Me : Your pool in school is shallow while this is deep
Him : mmm what is the difference between shallow & deep
Me : rme… shallow pool lets you play around without drowning while in the deeper one, you can drown.
Him : Why will i drown Me : #crying…Because there isn’t enough oxygen for you to inhale, which leads to death.
Him : If you die where will you go Me : Go and ask your mother
They are smarter
Con’s of Parenting Then:
Kids had complex issues
Lack of confidence
No personal relationship as a result of fear
Con’s of Parenting Now:
Kids these days are just rude
Dependent of their parents.