We shot ourselves in the feet. We’ve lost the battle. All homes have been thrown into serious bewilderment. Our centres are no longer holding. The chips are down.
Most four walls are only busy with sourcing for the daily breads. Leaving unchecked the wolves which won’t allow us to enjoy our much laboured meals.
We are always hell bent putting the tents together for the siesta, jettisoning the havoc of the wind.
Result of the ongoing research into the factors of juvenile delinquencies in our schools in Epe and its environs revealed a lot of decadence under our noses.
We are building the future, but shaytan is BUSY destroying our homes and we pay very little or no attention to this unwholesome situation. Some of us cover the iniquities under the threat of being stigmatized by others.
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Dear mothers, you have been identified as a major factor for the rot. Most of our children got the contact of nudity from you. This is BIZARRE.
You don’t see anything wrong in your male child seeing your chest and or your thighs. You know we men don’t like it. We complain bitterly but ‘haba!, he is my kid. Your mind is dirty’. That’s the usual response from you.
If he can’t get yours when his mind ‘goes there’, he will definitely think of another avenue. The stage gets set.
Your phone is always filled with films not limited to Nollywoods and Bollywoods. You watch them relaxing while your children won’t just keep their minds off them because of the ‘peak periods’ you’ve chosen.
Dear fathers, your unfriendliness and ‘autocratic’ behaviours have turned your children to being very brutal and wicked among their pairs.
You don’t regard your wife as a partner in progress despite the unconditional love she displays. She won’t just get it right. Beating her to the faces of your children is not just making them to be hostile but gives them a better chance of growing as ‘wild animals’. Nobody will ever be handled with love by them.
Cinemas at home are the training centres. All atrocities emanate from the box. Pornography, gangsterism, corruption, materialism, hatred etc easily come in without any ado.
Zeeworld, Big Brother Nigeria, African Magic, Epic and others have taken the center stage in most homes. Many Abus and Ummus have deadly lost their focuses while battling with the havoc caused by these channels.
Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, 2go, Twitter etc have turned out to be the reasons our children are demanding for android phones. They won’t sleep again. No time for Tahajjud and Qiraha. No time for home works and assignments.
WORST STILL, most of them have been introduced to sex films and pornographies on the YouTube – DEATH SENTENCE.
Hmmm. Three major things have been penciled down as the cause;
1. Poor parenting
2. Social media
3. Peer grouping
These are the common enemies in various homes. We all allow them with ease. Getting them off our four walls are always herculean.
Let’s get these registered in our minds;
1. Know who your ward moves with. Seperate and report any unwanted relationship with others in the schools, mosques and lessons.
2. Monitor your children’s phone and leisure times. They won’t tell you everything they do with their phones. In fact, NOT ALL OF THEM NEED PHONES.
3. Fathers and mothers, cover your nude. Don’t expose your children to the family pornography. They are very inquisitive. They want to know everything, yes, everything.
Another is the danger of the ‘Arabic schools – The Ilekewus’. Yeah, you read it well. Dear readers, a lot goes on there. WE’VE REALLY LOST THE BATTLE. This will be in the second part of my write-up.
May Allaah ease our affairs.
RAMADAN MUBARAK !!!
By; Dr. ONAKOYA, Abdulkareem, the Director, Political Dynamics, Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 08026621805 Twitter Handle: @DrOnakoya Telegram: @DrOnakoya