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Lady minister urges parents to pay more attention to children

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Jessica Onyegbula

Abuja, Aug. 23, 2019 Mrs Marian Agbabokha, Vice President, Christianity Today International Ministries (CTIM) on Friday urged parents to pay more attention to their children to avoid future regrets.

Agbabokha who gave the charge at an empowerment programme for Children in Abuja stressed that parents must monitor every activity and movement of their children.

“Parents should pay more attention to the moral values of their children. They should pay attention to that instead of chasing money,” she said.

She said that parents had a lot of job and role to play in the lives of their children and cautioned against neglecting that divine role.

”We must go back to the days when all that mattered was the proper upbringing of the children because what we have today are parents who do not have time or pay attention to their children.

“Today’s parents just want to send their children to school and face their businesses; they don’t even want holidays to come.

“When children go home for break, parents keep asking them when school will resume so that the children can go back to school and let them (parents) have time.

“Parents do not spend quality time with their children anymore. As a parent, you are the first teacher of your child; what you give or do not give will surface in future.

“Parents must pay adequate attention to their children. You must, as a parent, do the right thing for your child to follow,” she said.

Agbabokha, however, urged the parents to remember that God who gave them the children would definitely provide all that it would take to raise the children.

JESY/DCU

Edited by Donald Ugwu

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