MOST PARENTS TODAY ARE RAISING AN “OVER – DEPENDENT GENERATION”
You cook their food for them so that they can read and enjoy.
You also help them to wash their clothes and tidy their rooms.
You drop them off in school every day by yourself!
You protect them from every danger and difficulties.
You prevent them from any form of pain and suffering.
You don’t want them to suffer like you did as a child.
You hustle around while they watch films and play games.
You take every decision for them, because you’re wiser.
You go to their schools to “fight” for them and prove rights.
You defend them even when they’re wrong and at fault.
You can not stand seeing them starve or go hungry for once.
You fight against those who try to correct them.
You think you are showing them LOVE ?
SORRY, YOU’RE WRONG!!!
By the time you’re no longer there and they face real life challenges, they will become helpless!
Allow these children to face the realities of life !!!
Give your children age-appropriate domestic tasks, even if you have a thousand and one domestic servants at home. It is sheer ignorance to think that doing everything for your children is a mark of honour or a way of bequeathing royalty on them.
Teach them to be useful and make their impact felt positively wherever they are found – in the school, place of worship, in another person’s home, etc.
Encourage your children to always leave a good impression wherever they go to; teach them to be courteous, respectful, friendly, cheerful and helpful.
Teach your children to dress well all the time, especially when they are spending time with another family. You probably allow your daughters to dress well and your sons not to walk about with their chest bare in your home and outside. They may not be safe if they do otherwise in another place. You may not know where a predator would lie in wait for a child.
Help your children not to be social birds online and anti-social bugs offline. They should relate well with people around them, much more than they do with virtual folks they meet online. Please, discourage this idea of young people locking themselves in the room for hours without communicating with anyone in the house – all because they are on phone.
Always remind your children that they are the window through which the world sees you. If your children’s behavior outside is bad, the general consensus is that they lack home training. And since children are not meant to give themselves home training, it means that you failed as a parent.
Let us try our best to make sure these children represent us well. I am sure you will feel good if you come to your children’s school and people are pointing at you as the parent of the best-behaved child in the school. Won’t you?
THE SCHOOL OR TEACHERS CAN’T GIVE THEM ALL!MAY GOD ALMIGHTY MAKE OUR CHILDREN RESPONSIBLE AND SUCCESSFUL IN JESUS NAME. AMEN
Admin, Daystar Nur&Pry School.