Letters — 30 March 2018
Advice for parents from Dwight Brown

Dear Editor,

Considering everything that has been happening in our little country Belize, I began searching for an answer but I couldn’t find any. Then this question came to my mind. What makes a good parent? I came up with a few examples as I observed my own parents and parents in my surroundings.

First of all, I believe that being a good parent requires selflessness — for example, giving up of time, opportunities, money, and even sleep, just to name a few. When I questioned my parents about why they sacrificed so much for us, their response was simple: to get us to adulthood in a healthy state of body, soul, mind and spirit. They will do whatever it takes for that to happen. I must say they are doing a pretty good job.

Equally important are the rules they have established, such as curfews, proper use of technology, chores, discipline, education, and respect for others. In my opinion, respect is very important because it helps me to make wise choices and later become a responsible person.

So, parents, I encourage you to become attentive to the care of your children. Become selfless and make your children your number one priority. Remember, your job is to get your children to adulthood in a healthy state of body, soul, mind, and spirit.

Dwight Brown

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