With High Chief Adebayo Shoyoye and Barrister Lola Farinloye.
The times have changed, altering things as the older generation knows it. Parenting is one of the areas which this change has affected. The Platform’s host, Bunmi Oduntan, alongside High Chief Adebayo Shoyoye and Barrister Lola Farinloye discussed the effects of the contemporary styles of parenting. As Barrister Lola said, “there is no fixed definition that can totally encapsulate what parenting is”. She went on to say that children are like clay and if not molded right, they could turn out not to be vessels of honor. In her own words, “it’s what we pour into our children, that’s what they give back to the society”.
Talking about his own upbringing, Chief Adebayo Shoyoye mentioned that his father had not really been available, and that the younger generation now has it good, having both parents available to mentor them. In response to the question of why parenting is so important, he talked about how one derives peace in the future from raising one’s offspring right in the present. If you lay a good foundation through good and caring parenting, then you don’t have a problem when the children are growing up.
Barrister Lola drove home the point that being there for one’s children is the most important part of parenting. She went on to say that she is more interested in the persons her children turn out to be than whether they end up being successful according to the world’s standards. Both guests agreed on the fact that parenting is a continuous job, and that parents have to bring themselves to the levels of their children.
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