I was chatting with a newly acquainted friend who happened to be a disciplinary teacher for many years ago the other day, coincidentally we were talking about parenthood and teens of the current time.
I personally could not agree with him more when he shared with me that during his years as a disciplinary teacher whenever a student was caught with his misdeeds and when the parents were summoned to meet the teachers, most often than not as he explained the parents would always expressed a homogeneous reaction, there is..................................
" no lah, my child is not like that, i see him go on the bus, he will not play truant" " how can this be? my son even hates the slightest smell of cigarette, how could he be caught with smoking?" how can he be involved in triad activities, he is always so timid,how can he be involved in fight? " and many instances that my new friend was telling.
As my new friend summed it up, the parents will always be the last one to know about their child's misconduct only when the crimes are exposed.
It would be very shocking for a parent to know that one day when a police man knocks on the door, delivering the news that his son was killed in a gang fight, was caught in a attempted robbery and the parents could still be in daze to believe how can this be........................?
Of late we have read news about teens being involved in illegal activities and in my opinion the onus is always on the parents to make sure that we know what are our children are doing, who their friends are, may be to even to connect with them in Face Book..
Sometimes to be very frank, i am afraid too, afraid that may be i would turn out to be a lousy papa, that i have not taught my boys the right ways or even set a wrong example to them, i can only pray that day in and day out The Lord will give me wisdom to be a better papa.
I know they say, " it is easy said then done" parents are already bogged down with tonnes of stress, money is hard to come by and 24 hours in a day is not enough and juggling with so many responsibilities.
Some parents even have the notion that to satisfy a child's needs materially is already good enough, make them happy by keep upgrading their phone for them, more pocket money (without even understand how much a child really needs)
A child can be denied of a good thing but he can not be denied of a good teaching.....
P/S : Give me a little bit,give me a little bit of your time to me............