..Dear Esteemed Parents/Grand Parents,
PLEASE GIVE CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS
…It is now official that you are going to be with our Children at home longer than we thought. There is no resumption calender for schools in 2020 yet. I know this is quite disheartening especially for there would be candidates for external exams but it is what it is! What does this mean? Some of the children’s esteem will be affected. They need a shoulder to cry and rely on right now. The thought of having to repeat a class they were about to complete can be disturbing. Raise that pillar of support and encouragement for them. Let them know that their dreams and aspirations are still intact.
…Secondly, for those of you who are blessed with both male and female Children, living in whether a small or big house, let your girls know that their brother(s) is/are men before they are brothers. Look at them straight in the eye and drive sense into them in as far as sex is concerned. Don’t tell them of the danger in illicit sex in parables. Tell them straight with Biblical and contemporary examples. Brothers, cousins and fathers also do have sexual feelings. Don’t be too ignorant and don’t assume your children are too saved and innocent. Open your physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual eyes!
…The enemy could be right in your house….Keep them occupied. According to their age-specific abilities, keep them occupied – let them clean every corner of the house, including the roof. Its an opportunity for them to learn life and soft skills. Let them be the plumbers, bulb fixers, sofa cleaners, cobweb removers etc. Asides online or home academic works, enroll them to learn one skill or the other immediately. Put them to work. They have got all the time. Whatever it is they can do to keep them busy, let them do it. Remove all mobile devices from them as soon as they are done with their online classes. An idle mind has always been and will forever be the devil’s workshop!
…Restrict them from going from one neighbour’s house to another in view of the global pandemic and other preventable issues that may arise. …Be mindful of the harsh fact that raising Children stopped being a societal responsibility long time ago. No one gives a damn what befalls your Child. Some can’t wait to see your girl get pregnant prematurely so they can record videos and post on social media and use her as a case study on poor parenting. Speak to these youths. Their blood is hot and sometimes they can try to be omnipresent. Let them understand that not everyone likes it when neighbours children hovers around like the HOLY GHOST! …As a mentor of these very precious people, I wish them all a safe stay at home and may the LORD watch over them in the Name of JESUS CHRIST… AMEN!!!