Let’s take a look at The Position of Kids & Dad and mom in Nation Constructing.
To construct our nation, we should construct our kids however we should start by constructing ourselves. A trainer who’s undertrained or a dad or mum who doesn’t learn can not provide a lot to a scholar or a baby. So please hold abreast of all that may assist your little one, our kids develop.
For those who hold your ears near the media and to what’s going on on the market you’d know that our kids are being abused. Once I say abused I do not merely imply verbally and even that’s damaging. If you start to say, ori e o pe (your head is just not appropriate), ori e o da (your head is dangerous), Chineke na okay’pogi (God punish you); that is dangerous and damaging to a baby. All types of abuse – verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological and bodily – are perpetrated by fathers, moms, academics, aunties, uncles’ even friends on our kids. Two kids – a boy and a lady – of the identical mother and father and a buddy returned dwelling from faculty and determined to observe the final video their mother and father watched earlier than NEPA or is it PHCN took the sunshine the evening earlier than. It turned out to be a pornographic video; sadly they not solely watched, they determined to observe.
Dad and mom, mentors, guardians, nicely that means academics all of us should put our fingers on deck to nurture these particular items from God. If we fail them we have now failed God. If a baby is just not doing nicely academically or behaviourally, you add nothing to the kid by abusing the kid or abusing the kid’s father or mom and even trainer. Why do not you resolve to take your depart or trip across the kid’s vacation as a way to personally monitor and mentor the kid? You might be your kid’s greatest trainer, mentor and cheerer. In case your little one is receiving a prize and you aren’t there to cheer the kid; the kid might consider that incomes a prize is nothing and so start to do badly.
We as mother and father and guardians, have the very best stake in kids and we should make sure that the problem of granting the rights of youngsters and defending kids – not simply your organic kids however all kids – from all types of abuse is of utmost significance to the way forward for your loved ones, your era and certainly our nice nation. To have peace now and in future, you can not afford to shrink back from the problem of kid neglect, exploitation and abuse. All of us have an element to play in curbing little one abuse. Re-writing a future the place kids are shielded from all types of abuse begins now and our kids should be capable of depend on us.
Pricey kids, day-after-day we hear quite a lot of issues; listening to is completely different from listening. If somebody says to you, “You’re a idiot somebody is providing you all of the examination papers in trade for stealing your dad or mum’s cash and you’re saying no”. Solely you may make your self a idiot. What folks say about you doesn’t form you. Nobody could make you’re feeling inferior or silly with out your permission. The second you come to the individual and say, “I’ve thought of it and I need to do what you steered then you could have listened”. As a disciplined scholar, as somebody constructing a personality for the long run you should be taught to listen to and never take note of issues that won’t augur nicely in your future.
Some irresponsible mother and father have been identified to mislead their kids. If mummy says to you, “I would like you to go and play with uncle within the room so he can provide us huge cash” or daddy says to you, “Alcohol blended with just a little marijuana will make you very daring that method you may face any woman or beat up any bully” you understand that’s dangerous counsel. Must you pay attention or not pay attention? (We should always not pay attention).
If I dwell with a lady who tells me day-after-day that I’ve no hope and no future; if she pays my faculty charges or feeds me, it could be inconceivable to not hear her however it will be important to not pay attention. In case your counsel comes from Tu Pac or Obesere; your mindset will steadily be formed like theirs. In case your counsel comes from our nice singer Onyeka Onwenu who says let there be peace in our hearts, houses, peace in our nation and the world; you then’d start to consider that peace is achievable.
Who we hearken to shapes the person or girl we develop into. In case you have a dad or mum who prays for you and says to you day-after-day, “You’ll make it, you’re destined for fulfillment.” Although you will not be doing very nicely in class, so long as you retain listening to these optimistic, esteem constructing phrases you’ll start to consider in your skill to make it and put extra effort. Make up your thoughts to solely hearken to what’s going to construct you, what’s going to encourage you, what’s going to encourage you; hearken to what will provide you with life. The Good Ebook says, I place earlier than you this present day life and demise; select life that you could be dwell.
Kids, God has blessed us with stunning our bodies that may be divided into two elements – the general public and the non-public. As kids we should be cautious about these we name mates or household. In case your brother’s buddy says take away your pant let me contact your one thing. There is no such thing as a a part of the physique known as one thing. If he needs to the touch your breast, shout and say I’ll inform mummy and daddy that you just needed to the touch my breast. However if you happen to say, do not contact my one thing, he’ll start to joke; I’ll contact your one thing Jo and if you inform Mum or Dad; they’ll say eyin omo yi sha, one thing e na da. Not figuring out that by one thing you imply your breast and even your penis they’ll deal with it with levity. Sure, it occurs to each girls and boys. So Dad and mom, be taught to speak immediately, not in codes, along with your kids. Train them about their our bodies and encourage them to speak in confidence to you.
In Nigeria, we rejoice Kids’s Day, however day-after-day is for the kid as a result of it’s what we put into our kids each day that transforms them into patriotic residents and profitable women and men. The articles contained within the Conference on the Rights of the Youngster and within the Youngster Rights Acts point out that kids must be concerned within the strategy of understanding their rights. It’s our accountability as Dad and mom, Guardians, Lecturers, Mentors to make sure we educate them in addition to defend these rights
Pricey girls and boys; all the hassle by everybody right here and others unable to make it right here is to make sure that you symbolize us nicely and develop into actual disciplined leaders in future. Do you suppose all these folks could be dissatisfied if you happen to prove badly (await response). So you should decide to make your mother and father or guardians, your academics and mentors, the federal government, all stake holders particularly Nigeria pleased with you. It’s essential to not be concerned in abuse of any kind, be it drug abuse, little one to little one abuse, molestation, bullying, abuse of properties; most significantly you should make up your thoughts to not abuse the abilities God has given you and the alternatives your mother and father have given you thru care and schooling. It’s essential to avail your self of various programmes which can be organised for youngsters and younger folks just like the Change Makers Membership, The Boys and Ladies Brigade, The Willows Journal Membership, The Younger Farmers Membership, The Woman Guides, The Boys Scout, The Brownie that are designed in your academic, non secular, bodily and emotional growth. Dad and mom, God will bless you as you proceed to like and help these kids of their aspirations.
Pricey Dad and mom, Guardians, Lecturers and Mentors, allow us to take our accountability of creating these younger ones critically. They’re the long run I agree however they’re right here now and should be absolutely ready to take up their obligations in future. We’d like not await the particular days put aside to indicate our love and appreciation for these particular items the Almighty has graciously blessed us with. They’re pure assets that may be nicely channeled for optimum nationwide advantages. Allow us to give extra by way of amount (content material) and high quality (care) and I belief that our funding wouldn’t be in useless. A Yoruba adage says, “Omo ti a ko ko, lo ma gbe ile ti a ko ta. I doubt that even the Yoruba kids can interpret that as a result of we have now determined to relegate our tradition to the background. The proverb in English actually means the kid we refused to construct would promote the home we determined to construct.
Let’s construct our kids and I pray that as we achieve this they’ll deliver honour to the mother and father, mentors, faculty, and the nation.