In order to raise a generation of responsible adults, it is essential to instill a sense of duty in children at a young age, says First Lady Fazna Ahmed.
The first lady made this statement in a video message delivered to the nation on the occasion of Children’s Day, on Wednesday.
In her message, the first lady shed light on the importance of allowing children to express their thoughts, opinions and feelings, and went on to remind parents and guardians of the rights and responsibilities of children.
Stressing that teaching children about these rights and responsibilities is one of the most significant life goals of a parent, the first lady highlighted that children should be taught to avoid waste, with every child having the right to nutritious food.
Further, she remarked that parents should guide children to listen and learn at school, as education is another right for every child.
FL Fazna also pushed parents and guardians to assist children create a solid work ethic while developing self-reliance by assigning age-appropriate chores like packing their bags for school.
Expressing hope to see every child grow up to be trustworthy, respectful, and caring well before they reach adulthood, FL Fazna also touched upon the need to teach children about personal responsibilities early on.
She also cited experts in the field, highlighting that teaching children to become responsible at an early age helps them become successful adults.
FL Fazna shed light on the importance of engaging children in decisions that affect them such as encouraging children to comment on guidelines about using a public park, which would give them a reason to follow and uphold those guidelines.
Such actions, she said, would help make children understand and learn that their opinions and thoughts are valued.