Children are one of the greatest gifts that any family could have. Due to this fact, they have to be cherished and taken care of accordingly. Taking care of children includes discipline. Children are to be instructed until a certain age, then they can be advised.
I got a prompt to write about this when I heard a child talk about big brother Nigeria. Please why should a child watch such? This message isn’t for parents alone. If you have a sibling, cousin, nephew, niece or any child around you, ensure that they are doing the right thing. That quote “It takes a whole village to raise a child” isn’t a lie. Don’t neglect children or ignore their actions because they are not yours.
I realized that most attitudes that adults have are shaped during their childhood. It’s our responsibilities as leaders and above all human beings, to raise our children the way they should. The bible also admonishes us to train and instruct a child in the way of the Lord.
Explain things to your children and don’t think that flogging them would always be the solution. Know your child and the best kind of punishment to give, but above all focus on creating understanding. Don’t watch a child go bad wherever you find yourself. We want a better future for the generation yet to come. Our responsibility starts now!