Kunle Afolayan on Fatherhood: Do not take over the lives of your children

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Nollywood wood film producer and actor, Kunle Afolayan doesn’t think parents should do everything for their children.

In his Father’s Day writing, he is of belief that a soft landing is enough. See what he wrote below and let us know if you agree..

A 1963 Harvard graduate said this “My one big mistake in life has been providing a trust fund for my five children. I’m very comfortable paying for an education for as long as they want to study in a reputable university. However, providing additional funds so they could have a lifestyle beyond what they have achieved on their own was a mistake”. A leadership teacher, John Maxwell in Leadership 101 says and I quote “If you do everything for your children, what will they do for themselves?” By the time they finish university education, we have slaved and built houses for them, put car keys in their hands, bank roll their wedding when they are getting married. People what will they do for themselves? In the course of doing these for them, some people develop hypertension, all sorts of illnesses. Some slump and die because “A rich man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.” Some even steal to achieve these for their children. I submit to you all that that inheritance goes beyond material things. Give them the right values, strong character and a revelatory knowledge of the power they carry as an extension of God, they will create water to sell in the dessert and sell sand to the Arabs to build mansions for themselves. Do something for your children to make them have a softer take off, do not take over their lives. Think on These Things~

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Happy Father’s Day. Ire

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