Except you weren't raised in Nigeria
You're probably very familiar with these 5 words
Nigerian parents say it a lot
Just misbehave and 70% of the time...
It's very likely the next thing you hear is:
"Common sense you don't have"
And that's usually accompanied by:
A dirty slap (that will make you see stars)
Or a knock on the head (that will give you a life-threatning migraine )
The thing is...
If you're the average Nigerian Parent,
Who has to work really hard to build a comfortable home for your kids...
You probably don't realize the extent of the damage done when you...
Consistently use degoratory remarks on your kids,
Or yell at them
Or fight (verbally/physically) with your spouse in front of them
Or yell at each other to their hearing
You're doing serious damage to your kid's/kids mental health..
Whether they're introverted or not
And no matter how old or tender they are
No child wants to see their parents fighting
No child wants to be insulted by their parent
No child wants to be brought up in a chaotic home
See, I watched my nephews and my niece growing up upon my very eyes
And I did a lot of babysitting...
Which nearly drove me insane,
Because babysitting kids btw 2 and 5 can send you to your early grave.
So I know parenting is not easy
Especially in Nigeria where it comes with all sorts of challenges
But if you have kids...
Or you're planning to have kids
You owe it to them...
And to yourself....
To be the parent you wish your parents were.
You don't have to be perfect
Just do the best you can to create a happy environment for them
And make it as easy as fuck for them to talk to you about anything
Without fear of being judged or condemned
Now... where's the Copywriting lesson in all of this??
Many Nigerian parents may not be skilled in the game of influence and persuasion...
But the one Copywriting technique they always (albeit unknowingly) ... execute superbly well is:
See your eye!
Be there waiting for Copywriting lesson.
Don't go-and find something to eat this morning
And If you like don't stay frosty