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Raising children not child's play or for schoolgirls

By unknown | Nov 13, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

I had my only child when I was mature enough, married, independent and working.

I had my only child when I was mature enough, married, independent and working.

I felt I was prepared for parenthood.

My child is 13 and no matter what anyone says, it is not child's play to raise a child - even as prepared as I was.

Now picture this scene: a 14-year-old schoolgirl is impregnated by a schoolboy when they experiment with sex. I know the circumstances of pregnancy might differ.

After four months maternity leave the girl goes back to school, leaving her baby with whom? If this were my daughter, tell me, am I supposed to stop my life to take care of her baby while she returns to school? Remember, I must pay school fees and foot other bills.

Parents and the government have a responsibility to instil into our children values to help them become better adults. Despite the high levels of teen pregnancies, to grant maternity leave raises questions about the quality of parents and the leadership.

We should be educating these kids about the consequences of experimenting with sex at an early age.

I am baffled by the reasoning behind maternity leave for schoolgirls and believe this to be a sign of a society needing spiritual intervention.

We must admit that we need God or other divine intervention to save our society because right now no one is in the right frame of mind to lead or parent our children.

Loveness Mbulo,



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