By Musa Yerima Marcha
If you don’t sit with your children, you will never know who they truly are and what they are capable of doing as they grow up. A caring parent typically raises a reasonable and wonderful ward.
How bad it’s nowadays that most of you don’t have time for your children, listen to them, allow them to confide in them, know exactly how they feel, or most importantly what happens in their inner self help them where necessary.
You should know that your duty is far beyond bringing food to the table and sending children off to school, as we used to see in the Hausa/Fulani culture. So it’s pretty lamentable how raising children is seriously challenging to parents today.
Of course, the brainbox of the house is supposed to be a father, not a mother. Nevertheless, you can count on the mother when the brainbox has objectively projected the way he envisioned his family. Then, the mother should arguably take off the task by adding value and making it a reality.
You can’t just wake up all morning as a father, set up for work to cater to the family, and unfortunately not have any good plan toward building a happy, prosperous, productive, and reliable family. Remember that they say, “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Many of you ignore bad things committed by your children simply because you don’t know them. When, at some point in life, children are capable of doing the impossible because they grew up being unattended by their parent, and that’s the very reason the influence of peer groups hit them harder.
Try to nurture your children for good. The truth is that; the productive children you see out there were not born out of negligence; their parents stood for them, they mean business at every stage of their lives, and you can so do it if at all you are ready.
If you want your children to be resourceful, you should brace up and never settle for an ordinary child upbringing. Instead, you must go for an extra.
Musa Yerima Marcha sent this article via email@example.com.