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Motherhood in Kenya: How Kenyan Moms Discipline their Children


Hi friends, how do you discipline your children? Do you believe in the good ol’ cane, or do you believe in giving your child ‘time-out’? Perhaps grounding them, or denying them their favorite toy or cartoon? Well, I went out and spoke to three different moms, who share with us what they do when their children are engaging in challenging behaviour. Perhaps there is something you can learn from them…

The first mom that I talked has three children and for her, she absolutely does not believe in the concept of ‘time-out’ at all. Have a look at what she says about how she disciplines her children in the video below.

The second mom that I spoke to is a mother of five. Her eldest is 18, while her youngest is six. She used to spank her kids, but realized it’s not effective. She shares her reasons for this in the video below.

The third mom that I spoke to is a mother of two boys aged 11 and seven years. She, together with her husband, agreed on a discipline method for their children. And if you decide to spank your child, she shares insights on the areas on the body you should avoid hitting. Watch her interesting video below.

How about you? What discipline method works for your children? Feel free to share your thoughts down below 🙂



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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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