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My kids are bookworms. They like reading a lot. Their favourite books to read are storybooks, novels inclusive – the bigger the better. Once I buy a book I want to read, they would queue up for it.

So, I try everything within my power to stay away from books with adult content. When my kids pick up any of my books to read, I don’t have to snatch it away immediately because there are things inside I wouldn’t want them to see.

What I do is when I buy a novel, I first of all read them and if need be, expurgate them; I remove the offensive parts before putting them in my library.

If you do watch some Arab Channels like MBC 2, MBC Max, MBC Action, you will find out that sexual scenes as well as profane words are removed even though most of the movies contain them originally. These movies undergo expurgation before they are shown on those channels for the public to see.

When I expurgate, I do not remove thee offensive pages, I conceal the offensive parts with any concealer that works on paper and write “adult content” on top or besides it. When children come across them, they already know what it means and do not have to ask what is hidden there.

Florence Ezekafor View All

I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.

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  1. โ˜บ๏ธ “My kids are bookworms. They like reading a lot”.ย The fruit didn’t fall far from the tree. It’s a blessedness when children are given to reading. Meanwhile, I agree with your idea of expurgation. As much as we want to expose them to knowledge, we don’t want to expose them to counterproductive ones.

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