Abuja – A popular Nollywood actor, Mr Segun Arinze, urged children to respect their parents and encouraged them to always be the best they could be.
Arinze gave the counsel in an interview
on Tuesday in Abuja.
“Children should listen to their parents and grow up in the right way to become better human beings in the future.
“They should strive to be good men and women that will help develop Nigeria and the world in general by contributing their own quota to global development.
“Children should also remember that the world is just a passing phase and should make the best out of every minute,’’ the veteran actor said.
He called on parents to focus on giving their children the best they could afford, saying that parenting should not be about work alone and forgetting the children.
According to Arinze, children need the attention of their parents.
“If you take your eyes off the ball and there is no guardian, that is when you find your children getting into bad company.
“And before you know it, parents start losing their grip on them; so it is best we focus our attention on our children.
“When the children are complaining; the little that they complain about, notice it and nip it in the bud as fast as you can,’’ he counseled parents.
The Nollywood actor said that the world was living in a jet age, adding that everything was going at speedy rate, especially the social media.
He stressed that in as much as parents wanted to give their children the best, they should control what the children watched on television and other medium.
“Let the children listen to positive things, not negative things; negative things will certainly come.
“But when those negative things will come, they will know how to handle them, because you would have prepared them in such a positive way,’’ Arinze added.