Day 7: RETHINKING PARENTING:OF EFFECTIVE PARENTING IN A FAILED STATE?

I think of the subject matter of parenting in countries like Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Venezuela, just to mention a few of failed and war-torn countries around the world today.

You are wondering, why I am going too far to mention these far and beyond states when fire of failed state is on the mountain of our social, economic and political existence. A peep at the North-Eastern states of Nigeria will reveal major symptoms of a failed state. I am not also unaware of the hot debate in the global political sphere as to whether Nigeria has passed the stringent tests being referred to as failed state.

Listen to Wikipedia, ‘a failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly…’

You know I am not an expert in finding the indexes of a failed state, neither do I intend to venture into the murky waters of discussing same.

My subject matter is PARENTING ACCORDING TO SOCIAL PROTECTION. The family does not exist in isolation of the state. And fate of the state may not be far from the fate of the family.

Families are troubled and pressured when the state does not have FAMILY STRENGTHENING policies and programs. The heads of troubled families are the ones expected to play the roles of primary parents. It is a tough if not an impossible task to expect socially and economically troubled parents to live up to expectations of their roles as primary parents.

I make bold to note that once the state fails to deliberately make provision for SOCIAL PROTECTION to her citizenry, immense social and economic pressures are the sure dividends.

These dividends of social and economic pressure is distributed across EVERY member of the society, though in an uneven proportions according to the capacity of each member of the society to create their own private social security.

On Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 at our discourse on PARENTING ACCORDING TO SOCIAL PROTECTION™, I will be discussing how primary parents must respond in a state where their rights to SOCIAL PROTECTION are denied and still bring the best in their precious children.

This is not a conversation you want to miss…It is rich and original…It is very relevant to today’s Third World, particularly Nigeria.

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Thank you and do have an INSPIRED day.

Yours IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PRECIOUS AFRICAN CHILD,

Taiwo AKINLAMI

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