The Future Of Child Care Programs
Formal education will always be the first basic step towards creating impactful and educative curriculum and the twist here is to give children the opportunity to be in charge of certain things too because the best way to confidently influence children is carefully teach them how to understand the adult body language and actually paying more attention to what the adults how to be conscious of their actions especially when they share the same space with children.
In otherwords, more emphasis should be placed on adult conduct and teaching adults on how to manage children better. As funny as this may appear, it is by far the biggest threat in caring for children. One of the biggest truth we must look in the face and address is some adults need more growing up than the children. Laugh all you want but if you take a minute to observe most scenarios of concerns child care or child abuse, the care giver or perpetrator are adults. In essence we can not solve the problem if we keep allowing the perpetrators be in charge.
It probably appears ridiculous but this is our reality and in order to fix these loop holes, something has to be done.
‘One of the major strategy to meaningfully care for them and protect them is to allow children be in charge by teaching them how to take independently take the full responsibility of their safety with or without an adult.
Here is why;
Every child spends atleast 4 -20 hours of their time being monitored by an adult.
Every child wants to be at the top of their game, that's why sometimes you find them flying around like superman on your furnitures.
If everything is evolving then why are we not carrying them along? The science of raising children has turned up the upgrade button and always leaving a child at the back seat will only cause more challenges than bring solutions.
In Africa child abuse is always in the news, as a matter of fact, it happens every nickle of the seconds that ticks away. Almost every news station, media outlet, non governmental agency has got some inside story about the travails of child abuse. The puzzling question is, after the news, what next? This simple question is the real threat not child abuse.
Despite the numerous data on this seemingly popular trend of child abuse in the African region, it is laughable to say that one of the most popular parts of Africa which is West Africa has the lowest and maybe zero data on the subject matter. This fact is not only strange but goes a long way to display the lack of moral ethics, measure available in handling this sensitive obstacle.
‘The eminent challenge of child care in African countries can be attributed to numerous reasons but the loudest reason is because of the silent culture most African communities practise’. The shame of revealing a family name, family ties and sometimes even poor mindset of not being able to face the fear of fighting the menace is making it almost impossible to tackle this issue. Until this mass mentality is eradicated, it might be completely impossible to fight this challenge from these communities properly. There is so much to do and very few are committed to doing anything’.