Earlier today, I was browsing through the announcement channel in the Hive Learners Server when I stumbled upon a featured content topic that is about three weeks old now. The topic was called “For our Children” and this was the explanation of the topic below.
For Our Children: We all know that children are the leaders of tomorrow. We all were raised by adults, and there must be one or two things we feel could have been done differently. So now, as a parent what will you do differently when your child is concerned? And what else will you copy from the way you were brought up? We would very much like to know.
I remember making a mental note to write on this topic before but I must have forgotten it because I never got to it. Anyways, before we answer the question being asked in the topic, let’s talk about training a child. You see, my parents did a fine job in raising I and my siblings. They did so well that up till date, there are certain things my dad knows that I and my sibling would never do even if he’s out of the country.
Having an upbringing like that makes me feel like when I have kids of my own, I have to do better than my dad and I think that’s the problem. I don’t see myself doing a better job than my father. I’m sure that when I do have kids, I might even consider bringing them to my father for upbringing lol.
One thing that makes me feel like it’s going to be a very difficult job to raise a kid in the right way in the world of today is because of the things happening all around us. Kids this days do a lot of things that if I had even thought of it back when I was a child, I would have been in big trouble.
Now when it comes to things I would do differently when I have my own kids, I have just one thing in mind and that is to be more open and free with my kids. All my life, there’s never been a day any of us told the other person that we love them even though we do. That is one thing I will most definitely change with my kids. I will normalize everyone saying “I love you” to one another and also giving each other a hug when necessary.
That is one thing that isn’t common in African homes that I plan to make common in mine.