• A father allegedly beats his 2-month-old son with a hanger for disturbing his sleep, breaking the baby's arm and necessitating arm amputation.
• Harmful behaviour towards children isn’t good for their growth, development or physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Parenting has been always a topic from time immemorial. The current generation is on the lookout as kids are raised differently and grow with different behaviors.
There is an emerging case in Nigeria that has left a lot of people around the globe in shock and disbelief.
A father allegedly beats his 2-month-old son with a hanger for disturbing his sleep, breaking the baby's arm and necessitating arm amputation.
The man identified as Mr Amatobi was said to have assaulted " little Miracle" with a plastic hanger and broke the baby's arm for disturbing his sleep.
It is reported that the father committed the act, simply because he was crying, after the 20-year-old mother left to ease herself.
It is claimed that the dad to the 2-month -old baby used wood and elastic bands to tie its hand when he saw that hand was broken and swollen.
Parents are needed to form a good bond with their children. It's how you treat your child that will shape his life tomorrow.
As a parent, you need to be a role model. If you and your spouse are hurting one another or hurting your children to get your way, don’t be surprised if your child mimics you.
Kids watch parents for a living. It’s what they do. If parents model violence as a form of poor problem solving, it’s natural for the kids to do the same.
Harmful behaviour towards children isn’t good for their growth, development or physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Harmful behaviour towards children that should be avoided by parents include;
- neglecting children’s physical or emotional needs – for example, not taking children to the doctor when they’re sick, not giving children enough food or drink, or leaving children alone for long periods of time
- acting in ways that make children feel unloved or worthless – for example, calling children names, regularly yelling at them or constantly criticising them.