A look at what Good Parenting can do to the upbringing of the human person
As a matter of fact, a father’s influence goes to the fourth generation after him.
Take for instance, Singer Whitney Houston’s parents Emily and John Houston divorced when she was at kindergarten.
Together with her lover, Bobby Brown, Whitney smoked crack in the presence of their 5 year old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
At 22, Bobbi died of drug abuse…her mother Whitney died at 48 on similar grounds.
Great careers and more importantly, great lives lost due to what may be described as weak fatherhood.
Really, while there is little you can do about your ancestors, there is something that you can do about your descendants.
In fact, one unfortunate thing that prevents a man from being a good father is that he hasn’t completed being a boy.
To be in your children’s’ MEMORY tomorrow, you have to be their lives’ today.
Let it be clear to you that having children doesn’t make you a father, but raising them does.
There are many of us who were raised up in unstable families but we don’t have to pass it on to our children.
We don’t have to fight in the presence of our children.
We can choose to shield their emotions from our disputes as adults.
To a large extent, you are a product of your early relationships and experiences.
Parents who are unstable create insecure children.
Stable parents raise stable children.
Children need affection (hugs,), attention (listening) and affirmation (positive words), every day.
When a man loves his wife, it creates security and stability around the children.
The best gift a father can give his children is to love their mother.
Children learn how to handle feelings, loses, failure and conflicts at home.
Regrettably, parenting can neither be delegated nor suspended for a while as we work for the ring of fame and fortune.
The growth of children is irreversible. Like a young tree, it takes the bends directed by the gardener, so is the life of a child.
You can’t shape it in adulthood; you can’t pick it from where you left after you reach the top in your career pursuits.
It is always easier to model young boys than to rehabilitate grown up men.
If you invest in your child, you don’t have to invest for your child.
Children require presence not presents.
No amount of gifts and meeting financial obligations can replace your personal presence.
Any written will can be torn in a few years after the demise of the writer of the will.
The only sure inheritance that you can leave behind is the investment you make in your child not for your child.
More important, we also have to pray for our children against peer pressure or external influence.
The flowers you nursed will fade away leaving the grass you trampled on to flourish.
The Moral here is:
The child you neglected might be the one to look after you in the old age.
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