We all know how important it is to have a stable home not just for the parents but also for the kids.
I am pleased to share an article from one of the experts of Family Affairs Blog – Mrs Funso Adegbola (Nee Ige).
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What is an ideal Stable home front.
What are the Factors that affect stability of the home?
Children are the heritage of the Lord. This implies they are precious and to be treasured.
Nurtured with Christian values and Godly character, so that when they are old, they will not depart from it.
Children’s Rights to life, education, health, identity, protection etc
Parents and families are the first society in which children are born.
It is the duty of parents to bring up well-balanced children who will be of great benefit to themselves, their families and the society.
Studies have shown that God’s ideal is for stable children in a stable home. Children who are the head and not the tail. A joy and blessing to their generation. Parenting is a skill that can be learnt, so even if you didn’t have a stable background, you can break that curse or jinx. Children who come from stable homes perform much better in school and are well-behaved, self-confident and are good at forming healthy relationships.
Homes where the father loves his wife and is ready to lay his life for her, where the mother loves and respects her husband and both of them submit to the Lordship of God; where children are raised in an atmosphere of love and peace.
Studies show that when children see and experience love in their homes, it is easier to understand and receive God’s unconditional love in all its love and breadth.
However, all isn’t lost if you didn’t have that ideal foundation of stable Mother and Father. Psychological research has shown that the minimum a child needs to thrive and be stable, is the love and support of a significant adult, whether biologically related or not. I am sure we know of many stable children raised by a single parent or relative, or even sometimes a guardian like the Priest or Teacher.
That stable Homefront: homefront can be extended beyond the physical walls of the home, to the environment in which a child is raised, is key to a child’s future success- most of the time we mirror our life’s experience, after all, we can only give what we have!
Our children are our future, build them up and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside, give them a sense of pride, to make it easier, let the children’s laughter, remind us how we used to be!
Family Affairs Blog encourages us to establish stable homes so we can raise stable children and leaders who will move Nigeria forward.
God bless you
Mrs Funso Adegboola
Solicitor and Advocate, Educationist, Founder of Dale College, Ibadan