Hello once again wonderful people! How are you all doing? It’s been a while right? Yeah I know. Hope we all had an amazing weekend? Mine was awesome; catching up with friends and attending seminars plus a lovely Sunday service.
Well, I’m here to share with you some of my thoughts and feelings on an issue that has got me thinking. Hmmm!!!
Now, it might be said that I’ve not lived very long compared to some people but I’ve lived long enough to know that having children is one of the utmost desires of most women (most, not all!). There’s this immense joy women feel when they carry and nurture babies.
Nature, God’s own creation, understands this and that’s why we are created to be able to give birth and nurture children. So the question here is this: As a mother, potential mother, aunty, sister, even as a father, uncle, brother for our male folks out there, what values do you teach your children?
This question is mainly geared  in the aspect of the importance of the girl child. How do you train your baby girls to view themselves?
How do you also train your baby boys to view their sisters?
For Christians here, it’s said in the bible “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22 vs 6)
Teach your daughters to love and respect themselves because they are important too. I know in Africa, male children are held in higher esteem than female but truthfully, females are as important as the male. Males are said to continue the family lineage, but then they can’t do it alone, it’s still the females that will give birth to the next generation. So you can imagine a country where every family has only male children. Not good huh? God also deemed women important. That’s why he created Eve.
Mothers, whatever your sons can do, your daughters can do too but only with your encouragement and support. While they’re young, make her know she’s unique and can do great things. Telling your daughters that men and marriage are their only priority in life isn’t right. Yes she should marry, marriage is good but there are renowned women out there making an impact in the world who are happily married. When you encourage her to aim high, she will do extraordinary things. Everyday we see and hear about lots and lots of abuse and  violence carried out on women and we keep condemning them but that can be reduced only if we teach our daughters that they are valuable and no man has a right to abuse them for any reason. Also teach the boys and sons to respect women and to protect them, not hurt them. Teach them while they are still young and they will not depart from it.
So here are my thoughts and feelings on female child upbringing, feel free to add yours.
Name is still Anita Amaka. See you again soonest.



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