Story by Abdul Hameed Amponsah, Qaid Di’la – Gomoa
Parents have been urged to take up their responsibility of grooming their children into becoming useful adults not only for themselves and their families but for their country and the world at large.
The need for children to be groomed well is based on the well-known fact that children learn a lot from their parents and home as they serve as the first point of contact for the children.
The Muhtamim Atfal (National Secretary for Children’s Affairs) of the Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Ghana, Mr. Ahmad Jawaad Hammond gave the advice in an interview with the Isha’at team at the on-going 38th Annual National Rally in Accra.
He said as first role models to the children, it is incumbent on the parents to lead worthy lives to be emulated by their children. He was not happy that some parents lie in their day to day activities especially in business to their business partners.
He said, parents should not be deceived to think that their children do not see what they say and do and cautioned them to be careful in their language and actions at home.
The National Secretary said, if parents are able to train their children well, they will certainly have a peaceful rest after their death as the children they leave behind are well nurtured and will never bring shame to the family. He also encouraged parents to intercede for their children by praying to the Almighty God.