MUM My heart drops. I watch as my daughter freezes. She gives no indication that she heard the speaker. Spell barricade, honey. You know it.  I try to communicate my thoughts to her. She is staring at something, at nothing. I close my eyes and pray.  “Brenda?” the speaker calls her name again, confused. “Don’t […]

Are you Digitally Healthy?

We often talk about well-being, physical well-being, mental well-being, and even emotional well-being. What is well-being? Well-being refers to the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. That being said, let us consider this thing called digital well-being. Up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea such a thing existed, but the moment […]


MUM It is Wednesday evening when I decide to finally talk to my daughter. Three full days after the incident. I was fourteen when I realized I might have anger issues. Prior to that time, I had had episodes of fights with my siblings and even friends which my family had simply attributed to childish […]


MUM I am at the office when Brenda’s teacher calls. I usually exchange numbers with all her teachers because of emergencies. I want them to be able to reach me anytime if anything comes up regarding my daughter.In the past, I have developed a kind of friendship with some of her teachers, but nothing that […]

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