Communication in the African Home – My Family (Part 1)

In this episode of Living African, we discuss the need for communication in a household. In our case, an African household and my guests today are my lovely family to give you a perspective on the dynamics in an African home.

As we know, communication within the family is important so that we can enable everyone to express their thoughts, needs, wants, and concerns. Open and honest communication creates an environment where the family members can be vulnerable—giving each other the chance to understand one another and embrace their differences.

[00:01 – 06:22] Opening Segment

  • My family introduces themselves
  • The purpose of this episode

[06:23 – 24:47] Communication in the African Home

  • We talk about what it’s like growing up in our home
  • The importance of communication in the family
  • Discussing the struggles of life – teaching the kids the necessary skills to survive and preparing them for the future.
  • Instilling discipline the right way

[24:48 – 32:59] Discipline by Beating 

  • Our parents share their thoughts on disciplining children by beating
  • We share funny stories from our childhood

Tweetable Quotes:

“We believe that we have to make our kids be part of us. We have to make our kids know who we are.” – Grace Fombad

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