Dr. Mrs. Vida Korang, a Senior Lecturer at the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) on Thursday advised mothers to use means of managing marital issues to avoid incidence of broken homes for proper upbringing of children.
She said mothers must not opt out of marriages and leave their children behind no matter the circumstances because nobody could care for one’s children better than themselves.
She said mothers possessed the natural endowment of tender loving care more than fathers as they were mostly closer and therefore cared for, nurtured, and protected the children to complement the efforts of the fathers as role models to the children. .
Dr. Mrs. Korang, also a female activist and professional mediator gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani in anticipation of this year’s International Mother’s Day celebration that falls on the second Sunday of May every year.
She stressed mothers must neither give other women the chance to manage their homes nor husbands finances because that deprived some children of the best of care – improper attention, protection and quality well-being which consequently led them to indulge in social vices to ruin their future.
Dr. Mrs. Korang observed if mothers performed their responsibilities beside their husbands as expected, the children were well-cared for, well-behaved and trained as society and culture demanded.
She entreated mothers in that sense not to neglect their parental responsibilities but through proper planning endeavour to effectively manage obstacles through prayer and God’s guidance.
Dr. Mrs. Korang thus stated on Mother’s Day, mothers must be appreciated for their selfless roles at home, in the society and the corporate world because “in their absence children messed up and the home becomes un-lively.”
She added any woman who took custody by caring through the provision of shelter and necessities, especially to orphans and the needy should equally be celebrated.
Dr. Mrs. Korang said women had equal opportunities to compete with men in politics through participation in governance, academia, the economy and other sectors of national development process and emphasised the need for the abolition of some outmoded cultural practices that deterred them.
Dr. Mrs. Korang observed mothers faced stress through pregnancy and the process of child upbringing, coupled with the pressure at the workplace and sometimes from spouses and naturally deserved greatest appreciation from their families and society in general.