OAP and Blogger, Toke Makinwa weigh in on emotional abuse via twitter, the OAP accuse that many parents emotionally abuse their children also.
Toke makinwa dedicates time to raise awareness on the topic as it’s usually overlooked.
She wrote in series of tweets;
“I had a chat on my show about emotional abuse yesterday and I have made up my mind to raise awareness on this topic… read next tweets
When people hear emotional abuse they are quick to think man/woman dynamic but do you know parents emotionally abuse their kids too
You hear how some parents talk down on their children, the harsh words used to correct them, magnifying their weakness and in some cases
Some mothers take the frustration of the fathers out on their kids, some fathers in a bid to get back at their wives do the same
You hear of a man divorcing his wife and out of bitterness inflicts the pain on his children, he doesn’t pay school fees….
The woman also out of bitterness of the father leaving takes her anger out on the children words like “you are useless like your father” …
Even in work places, a boss uses his position to talk down at everyone, emotional abuse is not restricted to love relationships alone
Sometimes the perpetrators don’t even know it. There’s a cycle of my parents raised me that way and I didn’t die therefore my kids won’t too
Some of us were raised in hostile homes, mummy and daddy’s mood determined the general mood in the house
When they fight you dare not come of your room or ask for anything, sometimes you blame yourself for why your parents hate each other
They won’t separate because of what the society would say but the children go thru hell and endure the result of the bad choices they made
That child now grows up and if help is not given goes on to be abusive in his own relationship too. It’s a Cycle we must break
I know of a man who doesn’t take care of his own son cos in his words “she trapped me”. Like that’s your child!!!!!”