Is there a problem with parenting today asks Maina Kageni

“Male teens need a dad to be the anchor that stabilizes their youth as they are pulled in every direction.” was the resounding theme on Classic 105, as hosts Maina Kageni and Mwalimu Kingangi debated the topic of absentee dads.

This follows a third video shared online of a Kenyan boy spilling all sorts of vitriol. No, we will not share the clip here, search for it online using the hashtag #consolata.

The idea that there may be a parenting issue in Kenya was discussed on Classic 105.

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Mwalimu sought to know from listeners, who the father figure is, in households where single mums are raising male teens.

He also gave his take saying

‘They were chased away by the women, and alot of men want to come back in their lives but the doors are ‘locked’.

 

He added

most men were chased away and are not allow to see their children

Mwalimu went on to suggest that women are sacrificing their families for careers, something that Maina quickly responded to

so should ladies sacrifice more? Where are the fathers of these children? You know your boy is 11 or 12 and doesn’t it worry you that he is growing up without a mentor?

Where are you guys, why are you blaming single mothers, where are the fathers to these boys?

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Mwalimu noted that the best way to resolve teen problems is

They (fathers) need to be recalled, you know that’s a very critical age for boys between 11- 16 years

Where do you think the problem lies? Drop your comments below.

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