Opinion by Ben Ben
The “kababa” generation is fully grown up now and they were never taught how to take *NO* for an answer. They always got what they wanted.
This is the same group that was burning down schools, now they are out in the world slaughtering each other in the name of love, yet love is kind, love is patient and keeps no record of wrong.
The *Kababa* generation has gone through schooling with no punishment. “Piga mtoto wangu utaniona”, is what we hear in parent -teachers meetings and in the estates neighbor to neighbour quarrels.
It is the generation that the girl child is more empowered than the boy child, yet we expect them to compete at the same levels.
Boys are teaching themselves how to become men instead of being taught by responsible men what it means to be a real man. The mums never let them interact with the dad or uncles or male relatives coz “walikosana na baba”, or had beef with in-laws or feel the uncles are too hard on her kababa, my munchkin , my king, my bae, my love, my man in the house and all those fancy false titles.
This is the generation where they throw tantrums and cry for the remote control *”mpe mtoto remote a watch cartoon”* no news since the ‘kababa’ is watching Ben Ten. Visitors can go watch tv at their place anyway. “Kaa kwa hio kiti ingine hio ni ya babu”. He/she controls everything in the house.
Electronics are what parents are using to make their children calm. To cover for their shortcomings in parenting or allow them ” work”.
What happened to the old ways of bringing up children? How were we brought up ourselves. Were we not loved by our parents when they were deemed hard on us?
Where did we throw the teaching from the Holy Book; spare the rod spoil the child?
It is only in this generation where a father has no moral obligation of punishing their son in fear of breaking a “relationship(utafanya watoto wakuogope ukishinda ukiwasomea or kuwapiga) is the common statement. God help us.
*Whom did we offend to end up with this generation?*
*Where did the rain start beating us?*
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