Dear parents please do empathize with us for it is not everything that we can do, just as you expect us to do.
Sometimes we are too slow to do it but keep on encouraging us instead of scorning us.
Try and understand that our pace in all we do cannot be compared to yours. Do remember sometimes what you went through when you didn’t know the things you know now. Take your time and teach us and it will never depart from us. Why will you always beat us in correcting us? We hardly learn a thing when you scorn us. But when you take your time to explain why certain things should not be done the way they are done, we come to appreciate and learn to do the right thing all the time. You end up putting fear in us when you are always beating and scorning us whenever we err and everything we do is not necessarily to get it right but to avoid your anger.
Moreover, when we get used to your scorning us, you make us continue to ask ourselves one question: “Did he/she not do anything of this sort when he/she was at our age?”. Anytime we force ourselves to answer this question, our hearts become hard heartened against you and we begin to regrets having you as our parents. Please try and also praise us when we do the right thing so that we will always continue to do right. Do not just look on when we do the right thing. Because when we realise that nothing we do entice you, we stop doing things to please you.
Finally, don’t say we are doing well when you know what we are doing is wrong, for we will turn to blame you when we realise it later in our life and could make as resent you for the rest of our lives. Even when we don’t accept our mistakes continue to correct us for we will always appreciate your efforts when we come to realise.
PHARM D KNUST