DON’T BLAME PARENTS
It disturbs me when parents are blamed for the things their kids do. Whenever a teenager does something bad, we’re quick to say, “It’s his parents’ fault – they didn’t raise him properly.”
In many cases we are wrong. I’m of the view that, as much as parents discipline their kids and try to show them the right way, children make their own choices as they grow up. They can choose to follow their parents’ wise words or ignore them. They can choose to succumb to peer pressure and engage in illegal activities, and sadly, some kids will do this. We should try to understand before we start blaming parents. NELSON KHUMALO, TEMBISA
The best teachers in life are in our homes. They didn’t need any writing or reading skills to produce responsible people in our communities. They didn’t need university degrees to produce top businesspeople and scientists.
These teachers are our parents and grandparents right here in our homes. It’s very important that we show our appreciation to our parents while they’re still here. They have done so much for us. Let’s show them some love, care and respect. They are our blessings. They are our heritage. They are irreplaceable. GODFREY MALIBE, ACORNHOEK