Poshia is a mother to six year old girl, Faith. Motherhood is her first job, she says. She is a public relations officer and social media strategist by profession. She is also a communications final year student at Daystar University. This is what our Featured Mom had to share with us this week:
Kenyan Mom: How Many children do you have?
Poshia: One. My daughter Faith Kavutha.
Kenyan Mom: What experiences with your child are most memorable for you?
Poshia: Her first step. I remember the day well, she supported herself on the sofa, looked at me, mumbled “mama”, took her first two steps then fell. I was so proud of her.
Kenyan Mom: I can only imagine…. We always assume that we are here to teach children, then we end up learning from them. Have you had your child ‘Teach’ you something? What?
Poshia: she has taught me plenty of things. Like how to be honest. She once asked me to buy her a toy and when I said that I did not have money she reached into my handbag and took out a few notes then said, “mama unanidanganya na pesa ndio hizi.” Nowadays, I do not lie to her.
Kenyan Mom: That’s brilliant! And hey, we are always trying to teach our kids not to lie, and what better way than being a good example! Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. What’s in your child’s breakfast tray?
Poshia: Milk, a slice of bread and a fruit. She is allergic to eggs and margarine.
Kenyan Mom: Balancing work and children, any 2 tips that you would give us Moms that works for you?
Poshia: Keep weekends exclusively for your kid. Nothing in this world is more important than my baby. If it is visiting day, sports day or she is sick, I am there for her. During weekends, we go out swimming, to the park or just spend a quite day at home with her. That way, she does not feel like she is not a priority in my life.
Kenyan Mom: Independence is what we Moms seek for our children. How do you get your child to help around the house, thus fostering this independence?
Poshia: She cleans up after herself. When she is done eating, it is a rule that she picks up her plate and takes it to the kichen. She knows it and does not need to be reminded. As she grows up, I continue adding items on to her list of chores.
Kenyan Mom: Any child, from toddling age has an activity they gravitate towards. What extra-curricular activity does your child enjoy most?
Poshia: Dancing. She is the youngest member of our church’s dancing team.
Kenyan Mom: Aaaw… This is adorable! What is your rule regarding snacks and what would you prefer your child have in their snack box/plate?
Poshia: I do not encourage snacking but once in a while I will let her indulge in a plate of fries.
Kenyan Mom: Instilling discipline. Are you pro or con ‘Spare the rod spoil the child?’ What other methods work for you and your child.
Poshia: I do not spare the rod, but then i do sit down with her and explain to her why I spanked her bottom. We then hug and go back to being best friends.
Kenyan Mom: This is true! So long as a child knows why they are being punished, then they don’t feel oppressed.
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