Mrs Naana Eyiah Quansah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa Central has admonished mothers to desist from invoking curses on their children when they offend them.
She said curses bring about misfortunes in life and parents should avoid using such offensive words on their children.
Mrs Quansah gave the advice when she organised this year’s Mothers Day celebration for over 350 women drawn from six electoral areas in the Gomoa Central Constituency at Gomoa Ekwamkrom.
She said mothers by their nature were created special by God and their tongues could make and unmake.
“Therefore, when your children wrongs you it is better to exercise the greatest restraint not to commit a mistake by cursing them, which can have a long time effect on them,” the MP said.
Mrs Quansah said it was better for the mothers to always shower blessings on their children and say good things to them so that they become prosperous in future.
She explained that some of the children who had gone wayward could be as a result of the wrath they incurred from their parents, especially some mothers because of some misunderstanding that ensued between them.
The MP called on mothers to strive hard to invest in their children’s education, particularly the girl-child, adding that, it was prudent for them to minimise the buying of expensive clothing and rather use such monies in education.
Mrs Quansah said the institution of the Free Senior High School was most laudable social intervention by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to support less-privileged parents.
She appealed to the people to take advantage of the policy to enrol their children into schools, adding that, education is the best way to reduce poverty and brings about quality life.
She urged parents whose daughters have dropped out of school due to pregnancy to assist them to continue their education after delivery.
Mrs Quansah presented to the women full pieces of cloths and other gifts as her appreciation to mothers, especially single parents who had gone through ordeals to cater for their children’s education and trades.