STICKS AND STONES

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

Par­ents should love their chil­dren enough to give them good names. Names have a ten­dency to af­fect chil­dren’s at­ti­tudes. The name given to a child says a lot about the par­ent’s ex­pec­ta­tion of the child’s fu­ture.

Some kids spend most of their lives sub­con­sciously try­ing to prove to the world that they are not who or what their name says they are.

The dan­ger of this is that when they fail, they are tempted to think their name says it all!

There are too many chal­lenges await­ing chil­dren from birth. Let’s not add more to those by giv­ing them names they don’t de­serve. NOMSA MTHIMUNYE, EMAIL

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