Parents can bond with kids, counsel them on holiday
The Ministry of Education announced the 2016 term dates for schools and colleges in the country. In this change, schools will close on November 18 for the extended December holidays, which will last 68 days. For some parents, this poses a big challenge and they are struggling to come up with innovative ways to keep their children positively engaged. Given that children will stay at home unsupervised, some working parents are concerned that they may be recruited into crime, engage in illicit sex and drug abuse. It is important for every parent to know that having his or her son or daughter at home is not a burden. This is the right time to bond and counsel your child and maybe engage them with tuition and making sure they access the libraries. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that they do not fall into drugs and substance abuse.
LYNNETTE WANJA Kabianga