Maina Wa Kageni

Kenyans disagree on parenting skills of depressed dad with uncontrollable 6-year-son

Today morning’s conversation was a continuation of a topic that Maina Kageni has started yesterday. The subject was about a father who couldn’t control his 6-year-old son, much to the father’s chagrin.

“I have a son who is 6 years old but that kid is uncontrollable. He is very weird and I’m actually scared. I was even thinking of divorcing the mother juu ya huyo mtot.” the father bemoaned.

Maina asked his audience how dealt with such a child?

The viewpoints varied among the commentators with a distinction between old-school parenting and new school parenting.

Check out the comments below:

Very true and such a disorder can’t be solved by canning a child but seek urgent medical attention!

We also have DMDD(Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder) those kids with extreme weird behavior should seek help. Let’s save a generation.

Mine has autism and ADHD. And not many people know about the conditions. Good thing is diet control works. No sugar and no wheat.

A lot of ignorance within our society concerning Disorders has been displayed here.

So parents must monitor their kids behaviour from early stage, but nowadays time for this is what most parents are lacking coz hustles .. God help our society.

ADHD(Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) this is so very common and we tend to dismiss it as kichwa ngumu. And hence the kind of Youths and teens we’re having nowadays.

I feel so bad for that kid because he is calling for help but the parents can’t see it. Ukiona mtoto ako hiyo age na anasumbua help that kid. Try and find out what’s wrong with him/her. It could be medical.

Good morning Maina, parents should have final say to their kids and therefore they should not compromise any form of disobedience because it may be deeply rooted and thus becoming a norm which can’t be reversed again.

How comes this thing was not happening to us? Do you think you’ll go to a doctor with an issue and they tell you to go home and whip the child to sense? No way….they get you something to peg the behaviour on thus the disorders!
Kiboko hakimuui mtoto, kids should argue when above 18years?

If you don’t correct the mistake of your kids today, you will still hire a lawyer to protect them tomorrow.

Wao, what a lesson for today, some of us can discipline a child for something treatable, thanks for this caller you’ve made my day.

Shall we call it the pampers generation ya mum na dad.

Hehehe,, am practising how I was raised, by two teachers no wonder my 2 bros and I didn’t become uncontrollable. 

True..rem the 24 year old watched a film n decided to act it on his own family. Care should be taken on the kind of content kids are exposed to.

I’m shocked that Kenyan parents don’t know hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My kids have it and it was difficult at first because I didn’t understand. So one just finished his medication and he is doing great.

Maina parents should find a way to bond with kids, no kid can’t be controlled. They need understanding as much as there elderly do.

If you don’t tame that kid at that age, atakuja kukupiga siku moja. Parents should be very strict.

Is like we are living in another world where children have been given authority to do whatever they feel like doing.

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child. Mimi ile macho huwa nawapea they immediately stop misbehaving.

Parents should show love to their kids by beating them properly has a right to raise them.

This is what I call poor parenting. Nowadays kids are not disciplined.

It’s so unfortunate ignorance is in parenting “spare the rod and spoil the child” is a fact of nature and tough love works to moulding a great character, a child from birth is empty and inputs the entitlement that’s given…

That parent has an antidote but won’t make use of it ANTIDOTE ROD!!!!!!

Love the kid, talk to the kid, find out whats going on in his head. Talk talk talk, hawa watoto wanaelewa, so talk to them… Communication is key… Only when you know what they are thinking is when you can get them help… Good day.

Very awkward and selfish comments right here! The only thing this child needs is a medical assessment for children which is offered for free at Kenya Institute of Special Education(KISE) the results will determine how to handle this little one without dehumanizing him/her.

He’s probably autistic on the higher spectrum.

Good morning.. the kid needs parental guidance, counselling and spiritual nourishment. Other efforts are fruitless.

Maina that child is sick and needs psychiatric evaluation. Robert Simiyu

Or maybe he just needs a little loving dose of discipline..

It’s about chemistry…. thou the father is a coward I think ata anaogopa bibi yake ….. huyo mtoto hajui baba ni kususema mini q dad must be strict

I’m still smiling at the guy’s description of his little devil- eyed spoilt brat/ son. If u don’t put your foot down early enough u may as well fear them at that age.

I took my Son to Kenyatta hospital when he was three yrs due to tonsil problem but the doctor noticed he had (ADHD )The Doc even told me to change his diet thanks God he’s now stable we are turning 9 yrs on Feb.

How comes this thing was not happening to us? Do you think you’ll go to a doctor with an issue and they tell you to go home and whip the child to sense? No way….they get you something to peg the behaviour on thus the disorders!

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child. Mimi ile macho huwa nawapea they immediately stop misbehaving.

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