Counselors, child development coaches, relationship experts, among others, have called for continued moral development and child-to-child mentoring to effectively reduce the prevalence of domestic violence against women.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the experts made the call on Sunday at a seminar and tutoring forum for young children with their parents in Abuja.
The “Dad, I Can See the World Through You” themed event was hosted by Tee & the Boyz.
The event brought together young people as young as nine from different backgrounds and locations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The one-day event featured a talk show, interactive sessions, games and “father-son time”, grounded Q&A sessions, among other attractions.
According to stakeholders, the male child is a potential husband and father, whose moral upbringing and development must receive the utmost attention to ensure peaceful homes and societies in the future.
They noted that popular programs and awareness initiatives seemed to have been devoted to issues affecting girls, with little or no deliberate effort on issues affecting their male counterparts.
Ms. Triumph Adekunle, founder of Tee & the Boyz, said the initiative, which is the second edition, aims to ensure a good moral and mental transition from boy-child to adulthood.
Therefore, he urged parents to be role models for their children, the virtues and decorum they want their children to demonstrate tomorrow.
“Because it is the father who understands the child best, because he has gone through puberty, and therefore has an important role in the child’s upbringing.
“It is better to educate a child than to change husbands, so the only way to end domestic violence is to educate them early.
“To prevent domestic violence from the start, men need to engage with the power of first mention and model what they want to see,” she said.
Mr. Ebuka Ede, Teenage Mentoring Trainer and Founder of Save The Boys Initiative, said, “The stage of puberty comes with many dynamics and intrigues that affect the child psychologically, physically, emotionally, sexually and sexually. otherwise.
“At this point most of our children are disconnected and that’s why we see them getting involved in worship and other vices because the parents don’t answer the questions they have to answer.
“Children need to see the world through their father’s eyes to understand what is happening at this stage.
“That includes taking the right steps from the first mention and taking the right steps to become the kind of men they want them to be.
“I always tell people that a damaged child can’t be a great spouse because children are the product of their upbringing and it’s easier to build a child than to fix a broken adult.
“If we’re going to deal with these issues, we need to go back to basics to teach our children about respect, empathy, love and how to honor each other, whether they’re male or female.”
Mr. Mayowa Afolabi, Life Coach, said: “These children face voices from social media, peers and all other media.
Therefore, they are confused between the decision to turn to good from evil, as some of these voices describe it, they want good to be wrong and evil to be right.
“As a result, every family, every father and every mother must let the voice of instruction be louder than other voices coming from their peers or from social networks.
“The parent should always talk to their child about hot topics and make sure their child doesn’t find out about social media or peers first.”
Mr Adeh Jones, a marriage therapist, said: Parents should no longer blame the moral upbringing of the child, but should take responsibility for it.
“You can’t give what you don’t have, so parents need to be good examples for their sons if they want them to be responsible.”
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