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‘Parents should focus on discipline, monitoring of children’



A call has gone to parents to focus more on the discipline and consistent monitoring of their children in order to imbibe in them moral value and standards.


According to the Administrator, Gladys School, Lagos, Mrs. Olayemi Usani, the called has become imperative given active role that good home training, proper upbringing and parental monitoring play in moulding and shaping the lives of the children towards contributing meaningfully to nation building.


In view of this, she urged parents to make parental engagement real in the lives of their children by ensuring that the students embrace discipline and strict adherence to societal norms and values.


The proprietress, however, underscored the need for parents to educate their children and expose them to acceptable behavioral patterns, which she stressed would help in shaping their minds in becoming agents of change in the society.



Mrs. Usani, who said every avenue should be utilized by parents to engage their children in continuous learning platforms and not necessarily restrict them to the school environment, added that students would always have something to learn and as a result, parents, should be equipped to perform their tasks and role effectively. She also charged the parents to open lines of communication with their children as such would safeguard them from being influenced negatively by their peers.


According to her, when parents open channels of communication with their children, the children and wards are more shaped and character moulded by the actions of such parents, and ultimately would assist them to imbibe the right patterns of behaviour.

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