Tips on parenting: pages 6-142010-12-19
Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future. They bear the seeds of the character of future society which is largely shaped by what the adults constituting the community do or fail to do with respect to children. They are a trust no community can neglect with impunity and must be brought up with the utmost care, love, discipline and true education. To bring up children effectively, parents must start their education for child rearing before the birth of their child. Learning about parenting requires us to explore key areas such as, the nature of human beings, parental characteristics, and approaches to parenting.
Nature of Human Beings
‘…man should know his own self and recognize that which leadeth unto loftiness or lowliness, glory or basement, wealth or poverty.’
Five Top Tips
1. Be mindful that as parents you are not just raising children, but raising the next generation of potential light of the world, or potential dark of the world!
2. Take some time each day to reflect upon your own strengths and weaknesses to see how you can improve, not just as a parent but as a member of the human family.
3. Review to what extent the spiritual, the material and the intellectual permeates your home environment, and how there can be a harmonious balance between the three spheres.