Veteran music producer Tedd Josiah has opened on some of the challenges single men go through while raising their children, especially, their daughters.
Taking to social media, Josiah, who lost his wife Regina Katar in 2017, said that there are many misconceptions that men also face while raising their kids alone.
“A great misconception is ‘You’re a man you got it figured out. Men can get through anything they are tough. Life favours men…..’ Am gonna speak from my heart. Raising a child from infancy alone is not a joke and its triple tough for a man to raise an infant with no knowledge… learning on the job and still having to provide,” he wrote.
Being the sole provider, Tedd said he usually gets carried away sometimes and usually has to remind himself that he needs a time out.
“The past 4 weeks I’ve taken off work due to an illness have also shown me that whether you’re a man or woman raising a child alone and working, once you take time off, it’s as good as your family starving regardless of whether you’re a mom or dad. It is scarier having to face your mortality and wondering what would happen… This society thinks men got it good. Now with that info, please think again. We are all struggling to live, stay healthy, and put food on our children’s tables (some of us more than others),” he wrote.
“Kindly pray for parents, whether single or not, whether moms or dads cause the journey of life and survival isn’t as picture-perfect as you might think it to be. Also, let’s build-up and support Kenyan owned businesses that create jobs for Kenyans because these are rough times for a lot of families. Let’s not look, gaze and not build each other.”
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