much in your favour. For example, you tell us that you have already managed to
bring up a son who seems to be doing well.
that all you now seek is to get closer even as you guide them spiritually.
esteem and confidence because you would like your children to be brought up in
the same way you were brought up.
about the girls. They have a good, experienced, God-fearing and confident
parent who loves them dearly. You must be the dream parent for most teenage
as a parent? To reverse the question, what is wrong with you as a parent? In
other words in what ways might you be failing your girls as a parent.
conservative is not a bad thing but being unable to change with the demands of
time might be.
or a bad parent. Many parents are single by choice while the role is thrust on
others by circumstances not of their choice.
Are you divorced, widowed or have never married? Did you become a single parent
recently or have you been that way for many years?
on your own? What is the nature of your support system for you and your
have brothers and sisters and if you do, do they live close by? Are your
children close to their cousins, uncles and aunties?
church do you belong to and what is the nature of the support available to you
and your children?
that can offer advice and guidance to you and your children?
Are your friends available to you in regard to the issues that you raise? Are
they people who would understand you when you tell them you would like the
girls to “grow up the way you did?” or are they people you call friends but who
do not know or understand your roots?
neighbours affect the way you and your children live?
must be taken into account before answering it and the reality is that at the
end of the day, you will have to face yourself in the mirror and accept the
fact that parenthood is both a privilege and a duty.
be is caring, loving, responsible and most of all available to the children not
only physically but emotionally and psychologically as well.
express genuine surprise that their children continue to do badly when they
have been given everything!
when his son run away from home and was found in a drunken state at the home of
his friend where he had lived for several days.
him and he felt emotionally neglected.
much he had employed a driver, a cook and he had his own room, with a TV,
unlimited video games and he could go on holidays whenever he wanted.
After all in his day he walked 10 kilometres to school, did not wear shoes
until high school and he still made it.
question you raise
Source: Business Daily