Parenthood no easy formula

2017-07-27 06:00
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I want to touch on the issue of absent parenthood.

At times I consult in my quest to get ideas or gather ideas on what to write about.

I try to make some of these articles as much interactive as possible.

Where are all the parents when their children need the most, especially when they hit the adolescence stage.

In the absence of the biological parents, who spends time with their kids? Time was when families sat around the dinner table and enjoyed meals together, something we only see or watch on TV these days.

God fearing families who attend church on Sundays are anything but these days.

Where did it all go wrong?

Could it be because we came from working class families.

When this subject was broached, I suddenly knew it would hit a raw nerve.

Whenever I look around I see kids lacking direction.

Either the stakes are high or parents have lost the firm grip on how to support their kids into adulthood.

What resonates from all the experience is the fact that parents feel hard done by raising kids who know their rights, as if it is not a natural phenomenon.

Why feel despondent or the need to throw in the towel when such situations arise, as if it is not correct for kids to know these things.

With kids it always works like this: If they don’t receive any empowerment from the inside they will certainly seek inspiration from outside.

What of their future prospects as leaders then, if this scenario persists.

Should we not blame ourselves when are kids fail to reach maturity because of the things they learnt from outside their sphere of growth.

In this day and age we should do our utmost to save our kids before things turn into ugly shapes beyond our control.

We need to get involved or create platforms where we can help build a nation at risk of losing itself.

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