Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

We Should Obey Our Parents

I had a cousin who was very rude to my father. I could even go into an extent of argue with my father. So one day she came back home late and my father asked her where she had been all day but instead of answering politely, she answered him rudely my father got angry and slapped . She sayed sort of things to my father.The next day my father saw her with some boys and warned her to take care of herself but she did not listen. After a few months she got pregnant. My father sent her home where she gave birth to a baby boy. She is now regreting why she didn't listen to my father. We should obey and listen to our parent advice since the are older than us and they have seen more than us.


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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea, should have worked but it did not
  • This story makes me feel hopeful
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Mathare North, Nairobi, Kenya
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