Nigeria blogger and billionaire, Linda Ikeji has revealed her style of parenting. The media mogul revealed the soft style she uses to reprimand her son.
The mum to Jayce Jeremi, revealed that she doesn’t spank her son as a way of correcting him as most African moms do.
The founder of Linda Ikeji TV said she doesn’t beat her son as she allows him have his way most of the time. She said this style has helped shaped the boy into being a kind boy.
Linda revealed that she does not believe in spanking as the best form of correcting a child. Rather, she uses other tactics like reprimanding him with love which has worked for her.
Sharing a photo of her son’s weekly report card, the mom revealed that her parenting method has instilled in him a kind spirit as his teacher always described him as a kind boy.
“As today is Mother’s Day in some parts of the world, I’d like to talk about raising our kids.
I think I’m a great mom… I really don’t need anybody to tell me that . Not just with Jayce, I’m fiercely protective and crazy in love with my nephew and nieces. And I love children in general.
With Jayce, I show him a lot of love and kindness and key him have his way most of the time. I’ve heard someone say be careful not to spoil him especially when he does something that they think deserves a spanking and I refuse to spank him.
I don’t believe in spanking children over every mistake they make in the bid to correct them. The occasional spanking every once in a long while, is okay…( I’ve definitely done that with Jayce) buy I believe when they make a mistake it misbehave , correcting them firmly but kindly and with love is better than hitting them, yelling at them, shaking them or giving them some kind of physical punishment. Especially when they are under 5.
For instance, with Jayce I’ve had family and close friends tell me he is a kind boy but they are family and friends so you just feel they are being nice.. but less than two weeks of starting school his teacher described him as a kind boy in his daily report book. That made my whole week. It tells me the love and kindness I show him everyday is shaping him and he’s passing it forward
I believe that listening to our children when they have something to say, acknowledging their feelings,recognising their positive behaviour and maybe even rewarding that behaviour will help shape them into great individuals”.