In the quest of making chemistry their breakfast, biology their lunch and physics their dinner, don’t blame them for failing and their nonchalant attitude towards their academics when you know that literature is their best subject and that they can gaze at the sky and create a mental image in our minds.
Stop killing their tomorrow because you want them to be doctor when you know that their passion and strengths go towards another dimension.
Stop wasting money in extramural lessons and special centers for them to be scientists when you know that with little or no tutorials, they will do well in their passion
Don’t trash their drawing books for those drawing adds value and life to their existence and don’t use their poem jotter as waste paper for they put in a lot to come up with those rhyming lines, it might not make sense to you but it means a lot to them.
Stop seeing them as confused simply because they are not science -inclined, remember Chimamada Ngozie Adichie is where she is today because of writing, let me not remind you that she is a role model to so many youths if not all.
Allow them to do what they have passion for, as the result is always enthusiastic. Excellence and fulfillment is always assured when they venture into what makes them happy. All they need from you is encouragement and motivation, for they always starve harder and shun failure when they know that they have full support of their parents.
You can influence their grades, your wealth can buy you the desired grade you want for them while your highly connected personality can give you all they need to be among if not the best but what stands at the end? A doctor without experience.
Your child’s future and happiness is far better than the name “Nne Doctor” (Doctor’s Mother) that people will be addressing you with. Have you not asked yourself ” if your child is carrying that image along or its just a mere title to him also”.
The joy of doing what makes them happy is superior and can’t be equated to the praise and worship people will shower you at the day of their graduation.
Don’t turn their drawing book to waste paper. Don’t burn their essay book to ashes and don’t dictate your child’s future; rather guide them appropriately, give them all the support they need, motivate and encourage them, for success comes gradually.
Let your children have their future and convert their passion into profession.