Consider the following distrubing statistics
1.Children between ages 12 and 17 are the largest consumers of internet pornography
2.90% of children between 11 and 17 who have internet access have accidentally been exposed to pornograpgy on the internet
3. 23% of 14-17 year olds said they have had sexual experience
4. Each year millions of teenage girls -11% of those aged 15-19 become pregnant,representing 20% of those who have had sexual intercourse
5.Of teenage pregnancies,31% end in abortions,14% end in miscarriages and 55% end in birth
6. Half of all new HIV infections occur in people aged 15-24.
Parents we have a clarion call to save our children and reduce these statistics if our future generation will be successes in life.
How do we do this -
1.Supervise your children at all times
2.What are they watching on T.V-Always remember to set parental controls on programmes with PG signs written on it.
3.Where are they viewing on the internet-block sites you don't want them to see upfront with your ISP
4.Who are your children's friends?
5.Set policies that govern your home
6.Punish or ground them when questionable behaviours are noticed.
I encourage you to add your comments.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Below is a quotation from a letter written by the great American philosopher and
16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher:
He will have to learn, I know that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader.
Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.
Teach him that a dollar earned is of far more value that five found or stolen.
Teach him to learn to lose and also to winning
Steer him away from envy, if you can
Teach him the secret of quiet laughter
Teach him the wonder of books, but also give him quiet time to ponder the mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hill side
In school Teach him it is far more honourable to fail than to cheat
Teach him to have faith in his own ideas even if everyone tells him they are wrong gentle with gentle, and tough with the tough
Try to give him the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon
Teach him to listen to all men, but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth and only take the good that comes through
Teach him to laugh when he is sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears
Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he is right
Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel
Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patience to be brave
Teach him always to have sublime faith in his creator and faith in himself too, because then he will always faith in mankind
These are big orders, but please see what you can do
He is such a fine fellow, my son
Friday, November 6, 2009
if you are raising boys
1.Allow them cry
2.Talk to them and teach them to talk about things without them needing to be macho
3.let them express feelins(thats why women live longer)
4.show them affection consistently and openly
5.Domesticate them even if it is for simple things like putting their socks away after them
If you are raising girls
1.Tell them they can dream big and accomplish all they set their hearts to do e.gs abound -Hiliary Clinton,Condelezza Rice,Ndi Okereke Onyeuke,Mariam Makeba,Ngozi Okonjo Iweala,Dora Akinyuli etc
2.Show them affection and allow them to be affectionate as well
3.They must learn to be domestic
4.Teach them to be assertive and not mundane
5.They must learn in today's world to be safety consciuos
6.Teach them to value themselves