Diary Adventures of LagosMums: DALM | Kids and Politics
Have you ever ever questioned if kids and politics go collectively? Possibly you might be ready for the fitting age to begin speaking about politics together with your kids?
Kids these days study quicker than we did. Everyone knows what occurs while you depart a sensible system with a younger little one, she or he instinctively takes a swipe on the display and may navigate to Youtube to observe a video. If it’s the ipad they promptly navigate to the app of their selection or go straight to Temple Muse.
The opposite day we have been driving down the street and my 5 yr outdated requested if the brand new President and the brand new Authorities would be sure that the roads could be cleaner. He additionally wished to know if they’d paint all the homes as a result of he doesn’t assume it appears good when buildings should not painted or look soiled. As he stated this he identified a number of examples of soiled, unpainted homes and piles of filth.
He and his sibling received right into a dialog with themselves discussing who they have been going to vote for and whether or not PDP or APC. They went on to say the totally different aspirants and I used to be simply surprised that they have been this conscious. I actually had not been discussing with them.
It received me considering that when is the fitting time to begin speaking about what governance is about?
We’d not be capable of management what the present Authorities and management do however we are able to begin to increase consciousness of what governance ought to seem like with our youngsters. If we have now them develop up with the concept politics and governance in Nigeria is fraught with issues, then we danger elevating kids who assume this manner. We don’t need them to surrender on attempting to make issues in Nigeria higher, afterall that’s what their mother and father and grandparents have completed, you need higher colleges you journey out, you want well being care you journey out.
We must always increase kids who’re allergic to the thought of corruption, who will develop up desirous to do what is true, wanting to enhance their nation. We will increase kids who don’t assume it’s okay to shrug and look the opposite approach, however who take into consideration what they’ll do to make issues higher.[Tweet “We should raise children allergic to the idea of corruption”]
Our Nigerian kids ought to anticipate our elections to be free, truthful and with out violence. My little one requested me if we have been additionally travelling to get away from the elections. She requested as a result of she has overheard folks speaking about travelling throughout this era for security. This shouldn’t be the norm.
Change doesn’t come in a single day, however we must be conscious that we have now kids with impressionable minds round us. They’re studying from what they hear us say, the values that we talk about and the viewpoints that we maintain. It’s no totally different relating to politics and governance.
So allow us to understand that we wish to increase kids who’re proud to be Nigerian, who don’t surrender on Nigeria and who somewhat are keen about easy methods to make issues higher. They need to be proud to name Nigeria residence! Let’s not make a mistake and lift kids who assume the answer is to go overseas. Allow us to educate them that every of them carries change of their DNA and may make a distinction to get a Nigeria that they need. We did it #NigeriaDecided.
They’re conscious and so we must always feed them with the fitting data, that is our likelihood to form them in the fitting approach.