A mother having time with her daughter
Things are not the same anymore because, someone failed to deliver his or her responsibility.
Parents have the basic responsibility to give their children the fundamental to life and train them to become a responsible adult. Now, the story has change because everyone is busy looking for money so at the early stage, they take you to school because, they don’t have time to take care of their wards due to their work schedule.
Child upbringing is one of the most daunting tasks a parent will ever take on in life. It is even more difficult in a society like ours that is in transition with all the forces that makes it more demanding.
The society which plays an integral role in bringing up a child has brought many negative influences on children due to global village. We can think of TV, while others think of Social media and some of its immoral programmes, pornographic materials such as magazines and movies, the use of alcohol and illicit drugs, the practice of the occult and its negative effects among others has taken over.
In our country today, we are challenged with so many things due to how some parents brought up their children or left them to the society to train them the way they want.
When a child’s personal foundations are strong, he would be able to live responsibly and contribute his quota to the development of his community and nation as well as humanity in general. If his personal foundations are weak, he could become a liability to himself, family, community and nation.
Some people are on the streets or find themselves in a society they never wished to be because, they never got the opportunity for someone to show them unconditional love since not all were not brought up by their biological parents. Some people have become threat to the country’s security because, they were not born out of the wedlock, they have gone through the ugly experience, all the doors of love from the external environment, peace and happiness were shot at them and they never had any good moment in life. This has made them bitter and more violent, want any opportunity to take revenge.
Someone somewhere is now facing it consequence due to someone’s negligence, but there is nothing we can do, rather protect innocent ones. We just need the security agencies to strengthen their measures in dealing with such culprits.
We can only protect the future! Therefore this is my advise to parents and prospect ones:
It should be our sole duty to pray for our children. We could create heavenly homes when parents and children study the scriptures together and pray to heavenly Father.
We should train our children to know God, be faithful, loyal and obedient to God. God wants us to live in a way that pleases him. Christian parenting demands that our children observe the regulations such as baptism, repentance, law of chastity, receiving the Holy Ghost. We are change agents, therefore we have a duty to help our children live by these gospel truths.
We need to discipline them, since it is an essential tool of success.
To be disciplined is to live by God’s standards. Not only that we also have to live by the standards of our society. When our children make mistakes, we should correct them with love.
Parents should respect their children. We should not restrict but guide our children to make the right choices in life. Parents should explain the importance of godly living and encourage their children to associate with godly children.
Parents have a sanctified duty to provide for the basic needs and protection for their families. They must ensure children receive everything required for their proper physical and emotional development. Children should be encouraged to live a morally clean life. They should imbibe such virtues as hard work, honesty, integrity, respect, tolerance, patience, humility, forgiveness, love and the need to live peaceably with others.
I believe if all those would abide by these, the country and society will be a better place for all of us.
I speak for change!
Be a change Agent!
Editor: Mr. Louis Owusu