Parents and teachers have been encouraged to monitor media contents that their children are exposed to both at home and school.
That, according to Madam Esther Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Communication Africa Limited, goes a long way to impact and shape the lifestyles of children..
Madam Cobbah gave the advice at the 14th graduation ceremony of Ladlink School in Accra, on the theme “Integrity.”
She reminded parents of the need to pay attention to children in their formative years so as to ensure that their lives are moulded in a proper way.
“Children must be exposed to right media contents so as to prevent them from misleading characters that influence unintelligent behaviours,” she added.
Madam Cobbah also urged parents and guardians to serve as good role models by exhibiting good morals and character at home to complement efforts of teachers in shaping the lifestyles of children.
She said investing time and other resources in a child goes a long way in touching many lives in various communities in different ways.
“Integrity is a step to step approach that must be inculcated in our children through what we do on daily basis as parents and teachers,” she said.
She was of the view that appreciation must be shown to children at all times when they excel, not only academically but also at home.
“Congratulating a child is very vital in helping them positively since children must be encouraged to do more in life when they show helpful growth signs,” she added.
Madam Cobbah advised teachers to create an enabling environment for children to learn comfortably irrespective of their backgrounds.
Mrs. Lady Darfoor, headmistress of the school, for her part, stressed the need for parents and guardians to imbue the tenets of discipline and integrity in their children at all times.
According to her, parents must ensure that honesty become a household attitude for the children to demonstrate outside the home.
By Daniel N. Amparbeng