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My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by DanoskiDaniels: 11:28pm On Jul 29, 2020
I have my reservations about this viral "Mommy Calm Down Video" first I don't find it funny nor interesting (but that's my personal opinion). As you are aware, the boy in the video is already getting endorsements and scholarship from both individuals and top brands alike and even the Governor of Lagos State wants to meet with the boy and this of course is always the expected result of anything viral that is seen exceptional by members of the social media community, however I'm only wondering why a parent would decide to punish a child and make a video of it to post in the social media, I mean what is actually the true motive of it? Is it to correct the child or to gain cheap popularity? In as much as there have been an open widow opportunity resulting from its publicity, I am still of the opinion that this act doesn't show maturity as it is not everything that should come to the public space except it is utterly necessary. As this has now become a trend now, just watch as many parent would in the following weeks, be flooding the social media with different versions of their own well scripted melodramas in other to cash out too from the already awaiting pseudo good hearted Nigerians who will also be showing concern for the cameras too. But anyways having said that, it is still my opinion, I mean, what do I know?

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Smarttravels(f): 11:31pm On Jul 29, 2020
DanoskiDaniels:
I have my reservations about this viral "Mommy Calm Down Video" first I don't find it funny nor interesting (but that's my personal opinion). As you are aware, the boy in the video is already getting endorsements and scholarship from both individuals and top brands alike and even the Governor of Lagos State wants to meet with the boy and this of course is always the expected result of anything viral that is seen exceptional by members of the social media community, however I'm only wondering why a parent would decide to punish a child and make a video of it to post in the social media, I mean what is actually the true motive of it? Is it to correct the child or to gain cheap popularity? In as much as there have been an open widow opportunity resulting from its publicity, I am still of the opinion that this act doesn't show maturity as it is not everything that should come to the public space except it is utterly necessary. As this has now become a trend now, just watch as many parent would in the following weeks, be flooding the social media with different versions of their own well scripted melodramas in other to cash out too from the already awaiting pseudo good hearted Nigerians who will also be showing concern for the cameras too. But anyways having said that, it is still my opinion, I mean, what do I know?
Exactly, what do you know?

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 11:34pm On Jul 29, 2020
It is horrifying that Nigerians are not moved by the child's despair and fear. As much as I also think that is highly questionable to film how you discipline your child to put it up on social media, I am more appalled by the cries of the child. I don't want to know the amount of abuse this boy has already suffered, which is the reason why he reacts the way he does. It's sad that Nigerians consider it normal/funny/entertaining but not surprising. They grew up suffering various forms of abuse and consider it normal.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Klass99(f): 11:49pm On Jul 29, 2020
I didn't watch the video. I just did and I am not impressed by mother or child.

Hathor, I actually wish my neighbour would discipline her 5 year old daughter this way.

The girl can't even write her name at age 5 but when she opens her mouth to talk it spews trash that shouldn't be coming from a child, she's her mother's favourite and I see the rod being spared while the child is spoilt.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by IfGodbeforus(m): 12:01am On Jul 30, 2020
Trend or no trend..
That young boy has Encountered Grace and Favor..

I Celebrate Him...
No Matter go to do, if the Grace and Favor of God does not speak, if you like go on the Mountain and do video with your Child, nothing will Happen..

When God wants to Put Smile on your Face, it comes Mysteriously..


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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Kobojunkie: 12:07am On Jul 30, 2020
DanoskiDaniels:
I have my reservations about this viral "Mommy Calm Down Video" first I don't find it funny nor interesting (but that's my personal opinion). As you are aware, the boy in the video is already getting endorsements and scholarship from both individuals and top brands alike and even the Governor of Lagos State wants to meet with the boy and this of course is always the expected result of anything viral that is seen exceptional by members of the social media community, however I'm only wondering why a parent would decide to punish a child and make a video of it to post in the social media, I mean what is actually the true motive of it?
She maybe wanted to share her laugh with the world, without pausing as you would to think of the possible ramifications of her actions.
DanoskiDaniels:
Is it to correct the child or to gain cheap popularity? In as much as there have been an open widow opportunity resulting from its publicity, I am still of the opinion that this act doesn't show maturity as it is not everything that should come to the public space except it is utterly necessary. As this has now become a trend now, just watch as many parent would in the following weeks, be flooding the social media with different versions of their own well scripted melodramas in other to cash out too from the already awaiting pseudo good hearted Nigerians who will also be showing concern for the cameras too. But anyways having said that, it is still my opinion, I mean, what do I know?
I agree with you. Had I been the mother, I would have probably shared the laugh, not the video, with those close to me, and that would have been the end of it. But with social media, it seems the lines are being blurred daily on what is appropriate to share and what is not. I do hope there will be no repercussions, particularly as far as the child in question is concerned.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by cooooooks(m): 1:03am On Jul 30, 2020
That video was clearly child abuse.

I think we're seriously desensitized to abuse in we country.

Hathor5:
It is horrifying that Nigerians are not moved by the child's despair and fear. As much as I also think that is highly questionable to film how you discipline your child to put it up on social media, I am more appalled by the cries of the child. I don't want to know the amount of abuse this boy has already suffered, which is the reason why he reacts the way he does. It's sad that Nigerians consider it normal/funny/entertaining but not surprising. They grew up suffering various forms of abuse and consider it normal.
Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by GboyegaD(m): 2:55am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:
It is horrifying that Nigerians are not moved by the child's despair and fear. As much as I also think that is highly questionable to film how you discipline your child to put it up on social media, I am more appalled by the cries of the child. I don't want to know the amount of abuse this boy has already suffered, which is the reason why he reacts the way he does. It's sad that Nigerians consider it normal/funny/entertaining but not surprising. They grew up suffering various forms of abuse and consider it normal.

It still beats my imagination what the mother was trying to achieve and also, how people found such interesting. The mother doesn't understand the effect of her action in the child as it surely was pure torture particularly when the guy asked if she was recording it.

The most amusing are the ones who are claiming God wanted to favor the lad was why the mother recorded the video and it went viral. We are mentally lazy and have learned to attribute everything to God, even wrong doings.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by XX01(f): 3:48am On Jul 30, 2020
I didn't particularly like the video. I won't share such on social media. But really that's not abuse. I find that kids that are not used to being spanked are the ones that would like to talk their way out of a spanking. If a serious beating is what you encounter regularly, you would rather be steeling your body to reduce the pain. I know it's not in all cases but this just doesn't seem like one.

Also, kids can act once they know that they have been naughty and are going to be punished. They can put up the most riotous display if it will spare them a whopping.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by ambient: 7:18am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor and the other woke people above,you guys are very funny.i see you using words like torture while talking about the mother.ho are you to judge the mother? Does she look like someone who is about to flog that child?,sometimes my kids do crazy things that whenever i tell people they think i am exaggerating so i keep my camera nearby.do you know if it was the father that uploaded the video?
African way of training up a child remains the best way as far as it is not abusive,a little spanking here and there while telling the kid what he did wrong is the best approach.if you people like keep on forming woke.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by bukatyne(f): 7:51am On Jul 30, 2020
XX01:
I didn't particularly like the video. I won't share such on social media. But really that's not abuse. I find that kids that are not used to being spanked are the ones that would like to talk their way out of a spanking. If a serious beating is what you encounter regularly, you would rather be steeling your body to reduce the pain. I know it's not in all cases but this just doesn't seem like one.

Also, kids can act once they know that they have been naughty and are going to be punished. They can put up the most riotous display if it will spare them a whopping.

You deserve a pack of chilled water. smiley

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Acidosis(m): 7:55am On Jul 30, 2020
Correcting a child through threats is not abuse. This is a natural and normal phenomenon all over the world. There's no society without laws, rules, and regulations.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:14am On Jul 30, 2020
cooooooks:
That video was clearly child abuse.

I think we're seriously desensitized to abuse in we country.


Absolutely.

I don't think the video in itself is abuse but it shows that this boy has some strange reasons to fear his mother in a way that is not appropriate.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:17am On Jul 30, 2020
ambient:
Hathor and the other woke people above,you guys are very funny.i see you using words like torture while talking about the mother.ho are you to judge the mother? Does she look like someone who is about to flog that child?,sometimes my kids do crazy things that whenever i tell people they think i am exaggerating so i keep my camera nearby.do you know if it was the father that uploaded the video?
African way of training up a child remains the best way as far as it is not abusive,a little spanking here and there while telling the kid what he did wrong is the best approach.if you people like keep on forming woke.

Nigerian children suffer more than a little spanking here and there and if the African way of training children was the best, it would produce better results.

If I am woke, then you are asleep.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:19am On Jul 30, 2020
XX01:
I didn't particularly like the video. I won't share such on social media. But really that's not abuse. I find that kids that are not used to being spanked are the ones that would like to talk their way out of a spanking. If a serious beating is what you encounter regularly, you would rather be steeling your body to reduce the pain. I know it's not in all cases but this just doesn't seem like one.

Also, kids can act once they know that they have been naughty and are going to be punished. They can put up the most riotous display if it will spare them a whopping.

This boy is terrified beyond measure. I know most of you people think it is normal. I don't.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by realtalk19: 8:20am On Jul 30, 2020
DanoskiDaniels:
I have my reservations about this viral "Mommy Calm Down Video" first I don't find it funny nor interesting (but that's my personal opinion). As you are aware, the boy in the video is already getting endorsements and scholarship from both individuals and top brands alike and even the Governor of Lagos State wants to meet with the boy and this of course is always the expected result of anything viral that is seen exceptional by members of the social media community, however I'm only wondering why a parent would decide to punish a child and make a video of it to post in the social media, I mean what is actually the true motive of it? Is it to correct the child or to gain cheap popularity? In as much as there have been an open widow opportunity resulting from its publicity, I am still of the opinion that this act doesn't show maturity as it is not everything that should come to the public space except it is utterly necessary. As this has now become a trend now, just watch as many parent would in the following weeks, be flooding the social media with different versions of their own well scripted melodramas in other to cash out too from the already awaiting pseudo good hearted Nigerians who will also be showing concern for the cameras too. But anyways having said that, it is still my opinion, I mean, what do I know?

The video was funny and he was being disciplined not tortured. Most of us got disciplined and flogged too either from parents or school as far back as the 1980s and we turned out great and so why making this issue a big deal. Some Kids these days dont respect or fear their parents or elders any more. Talking doesn't work for me all the time but constantly raising my Cain along without using it passes the message. I don't entertain misbehaving kids.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:20am On Jul 30, 2020
Acidosis:


Correcting a child through threats is not abuse. This is a natural and normal phenomenon all over the world. There's no society without laws, rules, and regulations.


You can correct your child without instilling so much fear in them. They are supposed to respect and trust you and not fear you.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:22am On Jul 30, 2020
GboyegaD:


It still beats my imagination what the mother was trying to achieve and also, how people found such interesting. The mother doesn't understand the effect of her action in the child as it surely was pure torture particularly when the guy asked if she was recording it.

The most amusing are the ones who are claiming God wanted to favor the lad was why the mother recorded the video and it went viral. We are mentally lazy and have learned to attribute everything to God, even wrong doings.

The child grows up in terror and people clap. undecided

Let me not start talking about Nigerians and their funny beliefs. They have a very infantile image of God.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:22am On Jul 30, 2020
realtalk19:


The video was funny and he was being disciplined not tortured. Most of us got disciplined and flogged too either from parents or school as far back as the 1980s and we turned out great and so why making this issue a big deal. Some Kids these days dont respect or fear their parents or elders any more. Talking doesn't work for me all the time but constantly raising my Cain along without using it passes the message. I don't entertain misbehaving kids.

undecided
Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Unnerve: 8:28am On Jul 30, 2020
Lol, someone said that westerners will see it as child abuse cheesy
Nigerians always want to appear more western than the westerners themselves, more religious than the pope, etc, everything is always more, lol. Wannabes grin

Go on YouTube and see videos of white kids crying in reaction to something done/said to them, or just crying to avoid doing things a parent wanted them to do. There are television shows (e.g Things Children Do) dedicated to getting a good laugh from the antics of kids, some of the clips shown usually mirror this same situation with kids crying/begging and trying to talk their way out of avoiding things they don't like or want.

Y'all should just get a grip on yourselves, there was no torture, nothing in the video suggests abuse. The mother was desperately trying to hold back her own laughter throughout the whole thing, meaning she was only recording it because she found her son funny in the first place. Perhaps, her decision to share the video is what could be debated, but this still would be adjudged strictly on personal opinion. Some people don't like sharing their lives on SM, others do.
The same western wannabes decrying her decision to share the video with the world are usually the exact same people who will say stuff like 'live and let live' or 'everyone has a right to choices', the very next second. cheesy

And fück no, that boy is not going to be emotionally or pyschologically scarred because of what went on in the video, anyone saying this is simply projecting their own emotional scarring from life experiences.
Children don't think like adults, they are completely innocent and free from those things that make adults want to question or distrust situations. An adult who tries to analyze a child's emotional response through his/her own adult coloured lenses will always fail woefully. cheesy

That boy was probably playing and running around the house/neighborhood with his friends not more than 30mins after that stuff happened, that's kids for you. They will get scolded, they will cry, even act like they want to die from the tears, but the next second they're back to themselves jumping and being a nuisance with no thought or recollection of what transpired earlier. This is something that an adult is incapable of because we have completely lost that childlike innocence and tend to dwell so much on the whys and hows, depressing ourselves in the process.


You all need to just

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Acidosis(m): 8:30am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:


You can correct your child without instilling so much fear in them. They are supposed to respect and trust you and not fear you.

They are supposed to fear the punishment that follows bad behaviour. Respect and trust are no cure for bad behaviour. You all always make it seem like white kids or rich kids don't cry.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:31am On Jul 30, 2020
Unnerve:
Lol, someone said that westerners called it child abuse cheesy
Nigerians always want to appear more western than the westerners themselves, more religious than the pope, etc, everything is always more, lol. Wannabes grin


I stopped reading after this paragraph. You brought up Westerners for no good reason at all.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by bukatyne(f): 8:33am On Jul 30, 2020
Unnerve:
Lol, someone said that westerners called it child abuse cheesy
Nigerians always want to appear more western than the westerners themselves, more religious than the pope, etc, everything is always more, lol. Wannabes grin

Go on YouTube and see videos of white kids crying in reaction to something done/said to them, or just crying to avoid doing things a parent wanted them to do. There are even television shows (e.g Things Children Do) dedicated to getting a good laugh from the antics of kids, some of the clips they show mirror this same situation with kids crying to avoid things they don't like or want.

Y'all should just get a grip on yourselves, there was no torture, nothing in the video suggests abuse. The mother was desperately trying to hold back her own laughter throughout the whole thing, meaning she was only recording it because she found her son funny in the first place. Perhaps, her decision to share the video is what could be debated, but this still would be judged strictly on personal opinion. Some people don't like sharing their lives on SM, others do.
The same western wannabes decrying her decision to share the video with the world are usually the exact same people that will say stuff like 'live and let live' or 'everyone has a right to choices', the very next second. cheesy

And fück no, that child is not going to be emotionally or pyschologically scarred because of what went on in the video, anyone saying that is simply projecting their own emotional scarring from life experiences.
Children don't think like adults, they are completely innocent and free from those things that make adults want to question or distrust situations. An adult who tries to analyze children through their own adult coloured adult lenses will always fail woefully. cheesy

That boy was probably playing and running around the house/neighborhood with his friends not more than 30mins after that stuff happened, that's kids for you. They will get scolded, they will cry, and act like they want to die from the tears, but the next second they're back to themselves jumping and being a nuisance with no thought or recollection of what transpired earlier. This is something that an adult is incapable of because we have lost that childlike innocence and tend to dwell on the whys and hows, depressing ourselves in the process.


You all need to just

Well said.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:34am On Jul 30, 2020
Acidosis:


They are supposed to fear the punishment that follows bad behaviour. Respect and trust are no cure for bad behaviour. You all always make it seem like white kids or rich kids don't cry.

Another one bringing up white kids for no good reason at all.

I pity all of you who think that this kind of crying is normal and your children to whose pleas and pain you will be deaf.
Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Unnerve: 8:34am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:

I stopped reading after this paragraph. You brought up Westerners for no good reason at all.
I truly don't care if you read it or not.

And I did not bring up westerners, the responses above already did by comparing Nigerians with bla bla bla, but hey I figure you were blinded to those because they reinforced your bias. cheesy

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:35am On Jul 30, 2020
Unnerve:

I truly don't care if you read it or not.

And I did not bring up westerners, the responses above already did by comparing Nigerians with bla bla bla, but hey I figure you were blinded to those because they reinforced your bias. cheesy

I haven't seen anyone bring up Westerners but you.
Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Unnerve: 8:38am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:


I haven't seen anyone bring up Westerners but you.
Mehn whatever, just calm down cheesy

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by chinebu(m): 8:39am On Jul 30, 2020
DanoskiDaniels:
I have my reservations about this viral "Mommy Calm Down Video" first I don't find it funny nor interesting (but that's my personal opinion). As you are aware, the boy in the video is already getting endorsements and scholarship from both individuals and top brands alike and even the Governor of Lagos State wants to meet with the boy and this of course is always the expected result of anything viral that is seen exceptional by members of the social media community, however I'm only wondering why a parent would decide to punish a child and make a video of it to post in the social media, I mean what is actually the true motive of it? Is it to correct the child or to gain cheap popularity? In as much as there have been an open widow opportunity resulting from its publicity, I am still of the opinion that this act doesn't show maturity as it is not everything that should come to the public space except it is utterly necessary. As this has now become a trend now, just watch as many parent would in the following weeks, be flooding the social media with different versions of their own well scripted melodramas in other to cash out too from the already awaiting pseudo good hearted Nigerians who will also be showing concern for the cameras too. But anyways having said that, it is still my opinion, I mean, what do I know?

I smell jelousy
Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Hathor5(f): 8:42am On Jul 30, 2020
Unnerve:

Mehn whatever, just calm down cheesy

You first. No reason to write long epistles mentioning Westerners like you suffer from an inferiority complex. undecided

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by mariahAngel: 8:42am On Jul 30, 2020
To me, I found the it very uncomfortable to watch how the child was desperately begging to be spared.
When he knelt down, I almost cried.
I know children can be naughty and that there's need to discipline them sometimes, but making them go through the mental and emotional torture of not knowing what to expect is not right. It is abuse.
If you're going to spank them, spank them already.
It would've even been fair if she had spanked him and got it over with, than allowing him go through that torture while filming it.
What would be worse would be that she ended up flogging him after that whole begging.

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Unnerve: 8:43am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:


You first. No reason to write long epistles mentioning Westerners like you suffer from an inferiority complex. undecided
Okay miss superiority complex cheesy

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Re: My Opinion About The Viral "Calm Down" Video, What Is Yours? by Acidosis(m): 8:45am On Jul 30, 2020
Hathor5:


Another one bringing up white kids for no good reason at all.

I pity all of you who think that this kind of crying is normal and your children to whose pleas and pain you will be deaf.


What's abnormal about this kind of crying and the plea for a second last chance?

All I see is a child that has consistently begged for a second and third chance in the past. For how long should that continue? Till he grows up to become an armed robber, yahoo boy or rapist?

Seeing how the child begs in the past with so much drama, the mom decided to record her child for the world to see his drama. I didn't see her using a rod on him.

More importantly, the governor of Lagos has made a statement without necessarily condemning the mother. Mind you, Lagos state is far ahead of other states when it comes to abuse of any kind so for the governor to speak without indicting the mother speaks volume. Let's rest the matter.

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