Nigerians are most guilty of this offence, Parent want to live their dreams through their Children, they hardly reason along with the opinion of the children; all they see their children to be is nothing but the escape route to achieve what they cannot achieve themselves.
It is pathetic that the trend continues, I want to be an artiste but my parents want a Doctor, I became a Doctor and now I need to raise a writer in my name. What is the way out? I will have to raise one of my kids to be a writer. This has buried so many talents in our community, so many are doing fine in their career but are not happy. What is the essence of the success recorded that doesn’t bring you joy?
It is essential we realized that: Parents should help a child on self-discovery rather than imposing their desire upon such child. As elders to our younger ones, lead them through the path to discover who they are, help them to understand that; the best a child could be is to be HIM. Let us put an end to this mental slavery as an escape route to achieve what chance and time couldn’t permit us to achieve.
Parents should allow their Children to have a dream of their own; children shouldn’t be tied to your opinion alone, give room for rational and logical thinking, permit them to freely express their thoughts, listen to them more than you command them.
Some marriages are broken today because the Parent influenced the decision of their Children. Allow your child to live a life that belongs to him, STOP LIVING YOUR LIFE THROUGH YOUR CHILD!!!
Parents are guide to Children, guidance doesn’t impose, he advises and makes you see reason why something is right or wrong, he doesn’t think one way is the only approach; he opens you to opportunity and guide you to pick the right thing. LET US BREAK THIS CHAIN OF MENTAL SLAVERY!!!!