Popular Nigerian songstress, Simi has kicked against the act of parents putting their children in boarding school at a sensitive age.
She has indicated that the age at which parents decide to send their wards to boarding school is the time the children need them the most.
According to her, children who are in boarding school are traumatized but parents don’t pay attention because they want free time.
Taking to her Twitter story, she emphasized that parents need to be in their children’s life to know everything about them.
In her words, “Y’ all please don’t leave your babies in his hellish schools after you notice something is off because you think it will get better or because they
apologised. Even daycare, primary schools. Many of them are traumatizing children, but many parents don’ t even pay attention. “They beat me too. I did not die . “
Also, I ‘ve never been an advocate for boarding school. That age is so sensitive. They need you. Most kids that want to go often do so for sus reasons 101 and many parents do it cos they want free time. They need you. Even when they say they don ‘t or they’ re mad at you they need you .
They need you to be present, to be in their faces and knowing everything about them. They need to be able to come to you for everything not just to see them 3—4 months in a year, but to each his/her own I guess.
The world is not a kind place. We have to stand in the gap for our children.
Everyday. God help us. It ‘s painful that a child had to lose his life for these conversations to be happening”