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How to Grow Up African - Finding Nkem
Growing up in an African Household in the U.S. was not all fun and games. My parents wanted to ensure that we ALWAYS remembered our roots and that were raised as Nigerian as possible. At the time, my siblings and I thought our parents were just trying to be SUPER strict. We were jealous of our friends with the “cool” parents. Like I said in yesterday’s post, we didn’t grow up around other Africans so we didn’t realize these rules were perfectly normal. But apparently, they went to the same parenting school as most other African parents. After discussing with my siblings, here were the top 10 house rules that we could remember: 1. Rules about the TV and Computer My siblings and I are 90s kids so we grew up around the dawn of technology and personal computers. My parents were quick on the uptake but also swift on the not letting it take over all our time. For the TV, it was quite simple: no TV before 6pm on weekends and throughout the summer, and no TV during the week during the school year. When we got our first Macintosh, there were three of us and one computer …