Parental care is paramount and essential in human existence but the reverse is the case in our contemporary world since most of the parents nowadays don’t care about the activities of their children. In this regard, most of the children engaged in illicit acts.
Family is the first agent of socialisation where parents teach and instil good conduct into their children but most of the time, the family as the first agent fails woefully in training the children to be the best version of themselves in the society.
If family can, as the first agent of socialisation, play its proper role we can uplift our society and be proud of it.
Matt Walsh once reminded us that, “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” Yes, parenting is the easiest thing to do on this earth but many parents failed in uplifting a very sound society. It’s the responsibility of the parents to instil good character in their children.
I wonder why our parents and society in general failed to understand that those engaged in illegal, criminal, felonious and unlawful actions are largely products of their parent’s upbringing. Thus, if families, especially parents, give good training to their kids the society will be better for it.
We can only be great if we have patriotic and good people with love and affection for the society and also people with zeal and passion in seeing that our society rises and develops.
Sa’ida Muhammad, Department of Mass Communication, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi