There was this boy was in a primary school and having being raised by his single mother as his father had long passed on when he was a small child, his mother was being assisted by close relatives to educate her son.
So one day, he was given a short note requiring him to give it to his mother as it was a monthly reminder that her son had a balance to offset for his smooth earning.
Then in the evening the boy’s uncle came visiting the family to check on their progress. Before leaving, he asked the boy’s mother if the boy had any balance in terms of school fees to be paid.
She told him that the school fees had already been paid in full due to the fact that she had earlier used some cash meant for school fees but would not own up to tell the boy’s uncle. But the boy being keen on the reply after sometime asked his mother if there is any difference between the two of them.
He went on and told her that she had lied to his uncle concerning having any fees balance and so this made them a match as liars. He quickly pointed out that she has always been insisting that he should always speak the truth but after this incident, it left him with more to wonder.
The above incident is a challenge to parents today with this question; am I a good example to my children? Let the answer be a ‘YES’ to avoid situations where a child will be an embarrassment to either the father or the mother. For example, you cannot tell your children to avoid using abusive language yet you are always abusing them.
Be a good parent and mind your style of parenting lest you raise your children in a lot to be desired manner.