A major assignment of parents | Fola Daniel Adelesi

A moment ago I saw a post from an acquaintance who shared a video and mentioned how she had cried as a result of the video. I wanted to know why she cried so I went on to watch the video.

The stage of America’s got talent opens with a mum walking in with her blind son. Blindness was not enough. He was also Autistic! Now pause for a moment to reflect your frustration, as a parent, with your child who’s not learning fast.

Take a moment to reflect that brief moment when all you have to do is help your child or sibling with a home work and this child isn’t just getting all your explanations. Trust my wife. At this point, she starts raising her voice and sometimes threatens to use a cane. I often have to intervene.

Now with the challenges of raising every child, this mother had to raise a blind and autistic child. I listened as the judges questioned her and picked one thing. She observed her son loved music and she did all she could to help her son find expression through music.

Every parent, while working hard to put food on the table and sending children to the best schools they can afford, must understand that they have a role beyond raising the children and feeding them.

If you have a child or when you have a child, one of your primary responsibilities will be to provide a form of mentoring for that child. This mentoring is not a vague one. It it the kind that looks out for the uniqueness of every child through their gifts or inclinations.

No child is to be run down, abandoned or killed with words. You have the responsibility to observe, identify and help nurture that uniqueness.

I personally keep two notes for my two children where I write my observations about them. I write some special things I observe as they grow and their mother and I have conversations with them. These notes are not to be compared. They are treated differently with the hope to help them identify their purpose early or serve them these notes to aid their journey to self awareness.

Many malfunctioning adults would be purposeful if only their childhood was well managed with the intention to help identify their special differences.

Education is good. Good food is needed. A roof over the children is a great sacrifice for many parents but there’s more to those children than the education which only offered them literacy and certificates.

While there are several parameters for judging successful parenting, I think we should or must add that raising children with a sense of direction is a major parameter to judge successful parent.

May you excel in this regard.

Watch the video here – https://twitter.com/terrycrews/status/1133554301966532608?s=19



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