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Actress Toyin Abraham tasks parents on raising respectful, kind children



Nollywood filmmaker, Toyin Abraham, has urged parents to raise respectful and kind children for betterment of the society.

She urged parents to remain dutiful in their responsibilities to their children and wards.

Abraham, who took to her Instagram page on Monday said children needed serious attention considering their operations.

She advised parents to intensify efforts in raising kind and respectful children.

She wrote: “Happy Children’s Day to all children and to parents who were once children.

As we celebrate this day, it is essential to acknowledge the need for better parenting.

“Recent online encounters and observations compel me to share this heartfelt message with every parent and guardian.

“The quality of children we are raising today needs serious attention. We now have kids who see respect and courtesy as burden.

“How do we feel reading some of the things the youth say to adults online under the guise of being “woke” or adopting a “no tolerance” attitude?

“Many of us were not raised the way we are raising our kids today.

“We are raising them with kid gloves because we believe times have changed.”

Abraham noted that different times are not an excuse to raise disrespectful children.

“Despite our age and blessings, there are still things we would not tell our parents, not out of fear, but out of respect.

“This Children’s Day should remind us to do better as parents and raise children who are respectful and kind.

“The recent tragic event at Ajayi Crowther University, where students killed a fellow student in the name of jungle justice, highlights the severe consequences of a lack of home training and moral values.

“Even if theft occurred, it does not justify taking another person’s life.

“Respect, courtesy, responsibility, kindness, and hard work are values we were raised with.

“Although we may not have liked the discipline at the time, we are grateful to our parents today for instilling these values in us. We have a nation-building responsibility to raise the next generation of quality individuals.

“Happy Children’s Day once again. May God keep our children for us, protect us from all forms of evil, and grant us a great celebration filled with wonderful.”

Taiye Olayemi

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