A guide for fathers with teenage daughters
Be real: Don’t lie to your daughter that, in your teenage years, you were a saint. Own up. Tell her you don’t want her to make the mistakes you made.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
A guide for fathers with teenage daughters
If God calls me home via Covid-19
As Martin Luther King Jr. said: "Like anybody, I would like to have a long life. Longevity has its place.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
If God calls me home via Covid-19
My son’s battle with Gaucher disease
The rare disease affects 1 in 100,000. And is gotten when one receives a mutated gene from both parents
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
My son’s battle with Gaucher disease
Let’s teach our children to speak out against injustices
Our children are smart. They can see right through us, and our indifference and hypocrisy.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
Let’s teach our children to speak out against injustices
Pain of exam uncertainty for parents and candidates
We have been conditioned that school terms - and school calendar years - start and end at certain specific times.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
Pain of exam uncertainty for parents and candidates
I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime
Even my parents thought my appetite was to blame. It began affecting my studies.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime
Healthy living: Let’s talk to our children about sex
It is this policy that has enabled my daughter to talk to me even about mundane matters.
By Josaya Wasonga 3 years ago
Healthy living: Let’s talk to our children about sex
How to speak to your child about sensitive issues
Constant reassurance, even if it is through a few words, will calm down your child’s nerves.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
How to speak to your child about sensitive issues
Grounds where men robbed of dignity, hope meet in despair
Tales of Jacaranda grounds
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Grounds where men robbed of dignity, hope meet in despair
Parent as a teacher: I wish I paid more attention in school
Education has been disrupted at the most crucial time of our daughter’s life; when she is a candidate for the KCPE examinations.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Parent as a teacher: I wish I paid more attention in school
Learning from our daughter how to handle the pandemic
I think that, as parents and grownups, there is a lot that we can learn from our children on how to handle a global pandemic.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Learning from our daughter how to handle the pandemic
Battle of sexes: Girls rule the roost
Girls keep changing the top honours, leaving the boys to play second fiddle.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Battle of sexes: Girls rule the roost
She thinks she has us fooled
The long stories usually start with the stock phrase: “Dah-dee? You won’t believe what happened …”
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
She thinks she has us fooled
Questions that make me go, "mh"
I think it is because we are not the type of parents who believe that children should only be seen and not heard.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Questions that make me go, "mh"
Christmas in a hospital bed
Pudd’ng’s favourite cousin, Nate* broke his elbow the last Friday before Christmas. His parents thought it was a small matter.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
 Christmas in a hospital bed
Sexual assault is not a joke
There are people who are serving time because of false allegations of rape
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Sexual assault is not a joke
Raise rebels with causes
Times however have changed. There is freedom of expression. Which is good for my daughter
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
 Raise rebels with causes
Are dreams coded messages from the spiritual world?
The freaked out girl told us she had a nightmare and she was afraid of going back to bed.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Are dreams coded messages from the spiritual world?
HIV didn't prevent me from finding love
Eva and David were both born with HIV and knew their status under entirely different circumstances; but destiny made their paths to cross
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
HIV didn't prevent me from finding love
12 commandments of parenting teens
Here's what I have realised. It is easy to lose one's child at this stage and age.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
12 commandments of parenting teens
To the boy sending my little girl texts
I’m tempted to issue a stern warning to baby girl and the little gentleman. But I’ll try diplomacy. Still, I’ll put my fist in a velvet glove.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
To the boy sending my little girl texts
Giving our daughter 'The talk'
Speaking gets to them more than spanking
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Giving our daughter 'The talk'
When she tries to play me against her mama!
Children are smart. They know their parents. They know who’s the bad cop and who’s the good cop.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
When she tries to play me against her mama!
When a child puts their foot in their mouth
What it means when a child puts their foot in their mouth.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
When a child puts their foot in their mouth
Pudd’ng is choosing high schools already
My daughter is in Class Seven, but she is already pumped up about joining a high school.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Pudd’ng is choosing high schools already
Grateful I am still alive
Two Tuesdays ago, I turned another leaf. I’m not a fan of celebrating birthdays. They come and go, and I hardly notice.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Grateful I am still alive
Six commandments of living with a relative's child
Our parents did not just make our cousins to feel right at home; they were made to feel as part of the family.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Six commandments of living with a relative's child
What being a father figure means
Cyril has been passed around different hands and homes. He has lived with my elder sister, big brother and small brother.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
What being a father figure means
Dads and puberty talk: How about a ‘men buying pads’ month?
I propose that we have an MBP Month. That is, Men Buying Pads Month.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Dads and puberty talk: How about a ‘men buying pads’ month?
Father’s day gifts every woman can afford to give
Ladies usually have a hard time choosing Father’s Day gifts for their better halves.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Father’s day gifts every woman can afford to give
A letter to my daughter’s future boyfriend
I know my daughter isn’t perfect. But I love her that way
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
A letter to my daughter’s future boyfriend
Learn to tie knots before parading with a towel around your waist
When to tie the knot and wrap that towel on the waist.
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Learn to tie knots before parading with a towel around your waist
Wives, words your husband would love to hear
I don’t know about other brothers, but I feel like there are times that I want to hear some words from my wife to keep me going. Don’t get me wrong. I
By Josaya Wasonga 4 years ago
Wives, words your husband would love to hear
It’s time for the boy talk with Pudd’ng
I am still planning that dad-daughter date. Though Tenderoni has already got the head start.
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
It’s time for the boy talk with Pudd’ng
The pain of a still birth
Three weeks ago, Tenderoni’s best friend Ceelo* lost her unborn baby boy at a city hospital, where she had gone to give birth, after carrying the preg
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
The pain of a still birth
When bladders come loose at unfortunate moments
When they were writing last term’s examinations, Pudd’ng told me about one of her classmates who had an accident
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
When bladders come loose at unfortunate moments
Childhood nicknames we try to outgrow
Growing up, there were things that my dear mother, Nya’Manoah did and said that I hated. Most of these were done and said in public, and they brought
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
Childhood nicknames we try to outgrow
What to do when wife says that she doesn’t have clothes to wear
“I swear I don’t have clothes to wear,” I have heard my wife saying this more times than I can remember.
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
What to do when wife says that she doesn’t have clothes to wear
Pudd’ng’s new love for soccer
Frankly, I prefer baby girl not being in the living room when I’m watching football, because she shoots questions every two minutes!
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
Pudd’ng’s new love for soccer
Daddy has his spy hat on!
Parents play myriad roles in their children’s lives: provider, protector, pal, priest and private investigator.
By Josaya Wasonga 5 years ago
Daddy has his spy hat on!
If they're feuding, Ruto and DP should borrow Uhuru's wisdom
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