Real men, and gen­tle­men, are those who teach their chil­dren to re­spect other peo­ple as equals. That is the only way we will end this dis­gust­ing wave of abuse of women and girls.

We can’t af­ford to raise an­other gen­er­a­tion of ag­gres­sive hus­bands.

It’s ob­vi­ous that all cou­ples have oc­ca­sional dif­fer­ences. The most im­por­tant thing is to solve our prob­lems peace­fully and in a way that will not cre­ate a dys­func­tional fam­ily.

Cou­ples must ex­pose their chil­dren to lots of love, care and sup­port to­wards one an­other.

Hug­ging, kiss­ing and mak­ing up with your part­ner after a dis­pute will go a long way in giv­ing your kids the as­sur­ance that you love each other.

Teach­ing boys to re­spect girls will pre­pare them to be­come re­spon­si­ble men who treat women with re­spect. JAMES KUBU, EMAIL

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