By Adebola Adegoke
Lagos – An NGO, Prince Children Foundation on Wednesday cautioned parents to refrain from taking out anger and frustration on their children, especially during the lockdown.
The Founder of the NGO, Mr Adegoke Fadayiro gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as the country celebrates the Children’s Day.
Fadayiro said that though recent happenings could not afford parents the luxury of celebrating Children’s Day in a grand style, they should find ways to make them happy.
He said that beyond the celebration, children should be given adequate parental attention, especially during the lockdown.
“Many parents have not been able to spend quality time with their children but with this lockdown and work-from-home directive, this is the time to bond.
“Also, we know it has not been easy catering to their needs during this pandemic, but parents should not take out the frustration on their children,” he said.
Fadayiro said that the foundation for obvious reasons had to limit this year’s celebration to hand washing, distribution of face masks and food packs to over 100 children in Oluwole Oladjeo in Ojodu Berger.
He also urged to children to remain well behaved and take their online classes seriously as well as learn new skills to avoid being idle.