|Dr Elvis Enyioko|
The biggest regret parents in a study, have regarding their children early years was spending too much time at work.
Other regrets include: Spending too much time away from them, not playing with them more, among others; and Parents on Smartphones tend to ignore their kids.
Some parents pay little or no attention to their children. Some parents are so busy building careers and making money, that they totally neglect and ignore their children. They leave the care of their children to house help and nannies, who in most cases has no idea of how to properly bring up children.
Leaving children to the care of nannies and house helps in their most delicate stage (childhood) is an immense mistake that several parents make.
Most of these children grow up without proper guidance and direction and they have to learn about behaviors from their peers and the immediate environment.
The bad news is that most of these behaviors learned from peers and the immediate environment are more often than not, negative behaviors that go a long way to negatively affect the children later in life.
In worse cases, the children are sexually abused and threatened into silence without the knowledge of their parents.