Years back, poor illiterate parents produced
🔹 professors, whom I will refer to as GROUP ‘A’.
These GROUP ‘A’ Children struggled on their own after Primary 6 or secondary school education, to become notable personalities. Most of them
👉🏾walked to school barefoot
👉🏾went to farms
👉🏾fetched water and firewood
👉🏾cared for domesticated animals
👉🏾did some work including trading after school to survive.
👉🏽acquired handcraft skills such as basket weaving, broom making etc. and used the money realised to support their personal upkeep.
Now, GROUP ‘A’ ,who have become parents themselves, are producing GROUP ‘B’ Children.
These GROUP ‘B’ Children are
🔹 helped in their homework or home assignments from nursery school through secondary school to higher institution.
🔹chauffeur-driven to very expensive schools or sent abroad to study.
🔹they can watch movies from morning till dawn after school.
🔹use expensive mobile phones.
🔹Spend hours chatting on social media.
🔹 they are treated like baby kings and queens.
🔹they don’t do any household chores.
🔹Food is put on the table for them,
🔹their plates are removed and washed by parents or housemaids.
🔹They are given expensive cars and clothes,
🔹not forgetting big pocket money to squander !
🔹Some parents look for ‘special centres’ for their children to re-register for the SSSE or NECO that they failed in previous attempts to enhance their chances through exam malpractices 😳
🔹In spite of all these, only few can speak or write correctly. 😏
🤔GROUP ‘A’ Parents cared for their own parents and children, while GROUP ‘B’,their children are still struggling to find their feet at age 30+!
🤔They find it difficult to do things on their own because they are used to being helped to think and doing things by GROUP ‘A’. So they can’t help themselves, their parents or the society. THEY ABANDON THEIR PARENTS IN THEIR BID TO ACQUIRE THE WORLD.
Where do you belong❓🤔
🏮Reduce the pampering and the unnecessary help you offer your children.
🏮 Let your children grow in wisdom, intelligence and strength.
🏮Let them face the truth and the realities of life. Teach them to grow to become independent adults.
Teach them to
👉🏾respect others and
👉🏾develop confidence in themselves.
🤔Parents, discipline your children to become disciplined adults, useful and not useless.
Share with all your dear ones & make a difference in their lives… 😊👍🏾👍🏾.
By: Surv. Adeniyi Gbenga.