Set early “Markers” for children

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It is important for parents to know that it is our responsibility to set the sense of direction for which our children will go before they are adults. No matter how smart a child is, he/she is still a child, so it is important we start early to show them care , love and very importantly proper “home training”. Please start early to introduce them to things that will be of immense help to their lives and by extension your lives too.

Back in our days in school, our teachers were more concerned about noise in the classroom and lateness. Today teachers are more concerned about drug addiction, sexual immorality, cultism and violence among pupils. Times have really changed.

Please remember that the child you over pamper today will temper with your future tomorrow, and by extension the society’s peace.

God.
Introduce your child early to our Lord, so as to shape their lives appropriately. Remember that the bible says “Train up a child the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it, (Proverbs 22:6). Make it a point of duty to take them to church any time you are going to church as much as possible. Let them learn to read the bible early enough

Study.
It is important to let the children know the importance of studying both their school books and other materials to help in developing their reading culture and their brain. Please be very careful with things like cartoons and television. You must set limits for cartoons and television.

Love and care
Let the children know the importance of love and care for others around them including; parents, school mates, church members and others. This is most effective, if you as parents lead by example by showing love and care to your child and others as well

Discipline
I must acknowledge that times have changed. We live in a new dispensation, so the methods and ways of making sure that a child has a proper “home training” may have changed but the TRUTH has not changed. Parents must take personal responsibility to set standards for their children. Please don’t leave the discipline of your children to domestic staff. Remember that domestic staff come and go, but you are always there with your children. Be wise.

House chores and personal hygiene
We live in a world of rights and no responsibilities. A child should know that in addition to his/her rights, he/she has some responsibilities as well. Please start early to let a child take some responsibilities. My son knows that immediately after eating he should take the plates to the kitchen. Things like clearing the table, putting your shoes in the appropriate place, doing the dishes, cooking and washing goes a long way, depending on the age of the child. Please start early before it’s too late.

Greeting and courtesy:
A child should learn to greet and also imbibe little but very important courtesies like; please, thank you, and others. Remain ever blessed.

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