The news headlines are mostly characterized with strange and bizarre happenings sometimes.
Irrespective of how some local radio stations tends to exaggerate it’s magnitude, listeners with rapt attention can attest to the fact that some headlines are indeed strange and disheartening.
We’d barely finished “digesting” the case of the Takoradi kidnapped girls, then out of the blues, here comes Apam being stroked with a drowning case.
The world of adolescents and kids in general is a very complicated one.
A psychologist once said, “it takes an empirical experience for one to really understand how these prime ages reason and behaves.”
The brain loves excitements, but the brains of these ones loves a “Turbo” of excitement and thrills.
I once visited a Doctor friend who persistently gave assignment to his little boy; one subject after another.
So curiously I asked him why?
His response was that, “children of our days need serious monitoring, guidance and engagements.”
The Doctor was of the view that today’s children growing in their youthful prime, need to be guided to have a solid foundation devoid of unnecessary blunders.
The entire nation need to as a matter of urgency, reflect on this sad incidence.
This is really disheartening, one that brings goose bumps and shivers; fourteen drowned kids, like how?
Accident happens, but this is one that gives a cause for an awakening; an awakening to pray for our upcoming adolescents and young adults.
From our current dispensation, if you’re bringing up a child, you will have to commit the child into God’s hands, and probably imbibe in them the best of Godly precepts.
The rhetorics surrounding the Apam Incidence stems out of nothing, but youthful exuberance.
We can’t cry over split milk, sure we can’t; just as we can’t turn back the hands of time.
But perhaps we can be each other’s keeper at all times, just like those days where everyone’s child used to be everyone’s child.
The days when we can discipline kids in our neighborhood irrespective of who brought them forth.
May God have mercy on these departed souls!
May God guard our children against the traps of the evil one.
It is well. #EBB