Counselling - Breaking Up The Spell and Live Free

Dear Coach, I have a daughter in her teen years and she has grown to be the biggest challenge in my homestead. She is actually 15-years-old and doing her Form Two. I no longer live with their father but he is very present in their lives. She has two siblings, one older than her whilst the other is younger than her.

During the first term school closure, I took them to visit their father and he bought them some cell phones as he had long promised. Troubles came along with the cell phone because she spends most of her time on it than her school books. She connects to so many people especially men and talks about adults things in her chats with them.

Apparently, there is a boy in my neighbourhood whom she is dating. The boy has really turned my daughter into a thorny child. She has totally lost her respect for me and the general public as she is seen kissing him in the streets. I have made attempts to meet with the boy's parents but my efforts run empty. They are not willing to come to the party due to that they are always drunk as they spend their day in a depot. My girl can abscond school and home for more than a week staying at the boy's house.

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In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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