Parents: Beware of names you call your child

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Parents, beware of names you call your children. Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNCRC reads that in all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

Yes, parents are not perfect but God the creator of heaven and earth. Yet, He knew what he was doing when decided to created you to be able to procreate and be proud parents. His expectation is not 100% perfection on your children, if not, what will be His duty as the creator? He is there to make your little ability 100% if you are willing and dedicated to the course of parenting His gifts in your hands.

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As parents, you need to be cautious of the names you call your children and what  you do before them because you are their role models. If you make any mistake of saying or doing something out of anger or otherwise, it can create emotional scars and also affect their self esteem which might easily come back to haunt the parents in form of rebellion, irresponsibility and heartache.

Some parents are fond of abusing their children jokingly not knowing such a joke can hurt that child. This was the case of the late Michael Jackson, an American singer, songwriter, and dancer who was the most popular entertainer in the world in the early and mid-1980s. It was learned that his father used to abuse him of having a big nose. In fact, he called him, ‘big nose’.

Obviously, the poor boy had it in his mind that if he had opportunity to change his nose, he would. Late Michael Jackson, of course had the opportunity and he eventually had plastic surgery to straighten the wide nose that destroyed his face in order to erase the big nose name. He was a genius well known that if he was given opportunity to tell the world his regret in life, it would have been his nose. Who caused this in the life of Michael Jackson? Of course, the father that was always calling him ‘big nose’.

Parents, what names do you call or use to describe your children?

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