Our progeny…

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As a matter of urgency,
It’s up to us to teach our progeny
The value of empathy.
It’s up to us to leave a legacy
That will help mold their destiny
To create good sense of well-being and identity
In an environment filled with harmony
We teach our children fair sense of equity
For them to stand as upright entities
Living in Truth, Love, Honour, Faith, Hope and Integrity.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post prompt legacy.

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28 thoughts on “Our progeny…

      • It’s such a mess…the parents who care and are doing their best end up pulling their kids out, sending them to private school, or teaching them at home. My grandchildren have no history, social studied, or science curriculum. They do teach them about ‘sexual freedom’ through common core but not about the Constitution or Bill of rights….the time not spent on behavior is spent on teaching state tests. Young parents need to take the bull by the horns…

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  1. Your words on point. I never had kids but when I babysat my younger cousins years ago I tried to show them by example right and wrong, good and bad plus the reason why. I always told the kids when they were young that the decisions and choices you make now may affect you years down the line. Choose wisely. Lead by example. Kids learn from what they see not always but what adults say.

    Parents must teach their children to not only respect each other but their elders, the disabled and working class folks with jobs that are not glamorous! Don’t look down on those cleaning the streets, restaurant servers, museum security officers, cleaners/janitors mopping floors or collecting trash. All honest hardworking laborers and jobs have dignity.

    If your child is running the streets unsupervised, staying up all hours of the day and night, not doing homework, disrespecting his/her teacher don’t be surprised when little Sally Sue turns up pregnant or baby Boy Billy Bob winds up in jail!

    The scripture from the Holy Bible still rings true.

    Proverbs 22:6 King James Version (KJV)

    6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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