68-year-old man celebrates 30 children, 70 grandchildren

68-year-old man celebrates 30 children, 70 grandchildren

Loddo, who expressed appreciation to God for the gift, also said the celebration was an opportunity to show the right example on how to bring up children in both scholarship and character.

A Jalingo, Taraba State-based man, 68-year-old Adamu Loddo, has urged parents to ensure proper upbringing of children as he celebrated the gift of 30 surviving children and 70 grandchildren, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Loddo, who expressed appreciation to God for the gift, also said the celebration was an opportunity to show the right example on how to bring up children in both scholarship and character.

He said, “I am happy to say that at least 15 of my children and five grandchildren have obtained various degrees from different universities in Nigeria.

“I also derive joy and thank Allah for His favours as several of those children and grandchildren have also memorised the Holy Qur’an.

“I have to do this thanksgiving party (walima) while I am alive not to be silent and other people to do it on my behalf after my death.

68-year-old Adamu Loddo is an accomplished man

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“A child that is given appropriate training from home and brought up in the fear of God will not turn to social vices in his later years.

“Before blaming schools or society for anti-social behaviour of our wards, we should examine the type of home training we gave them.

“Our children are a reflection of the home they came from.”

While calling governments at all levels to make schools conducive for learning and moulding of good character, Loddo emphasised that the home remained the best training ground for the child.

Speaking on behalf of other grandchildren, Abubakar Dayama, a 25-year-old graduate of Architecture, appreciated their grandfather for giving them quality education.

He said that the grandfather was always checking on them to ensure that they got the best, adding that he also gave them a good foundation in Islamic knowledge.

Dayama urged other parents to watch the company their children keep and support their quest for education to enable them to be good citizens.

It is every parent's joy to leave a positive legacy. And to watch said legacy manifest in his offspring and their offspring after them. It is easy to imagine the great joy that is  68-yearLaddo's today.

If you need pointers on how to raise great kids, see these tips below.

How to raise good kids, like 68-year-old-Loddo, according to Harvard Psychologists

68-year-old man celebrates 30 children, 70 grandchildren

If you ask 68-year-old Loddo, the best way to raise good kids doesn't involve expensive private tutors or fancy summer camps. Instead, it all comes down to making them care, according to Harvard psychologists. Here are the 7 parenting strategies they outlined that are proven to raise caring children.

  • Put Fun Time on the Calendar

Why: Kids learn about care and respect when they are treated with care and respect, psychologists say. The best time to give them care and respect is when you're doing something fun together!

How: It's as simple as reading your child a bedtime story or playing tennis together. Build one-on-one time into their weekly schedules rather than leave it to chance.

  • Be a Strong Role Model

Why: The experts say your child learns ethical values and behaviours by watching you.

How: Pay close attention to whether or not you're practising honesty, fairness, and caring for yourself. Nobody is perfect all the time. That is why it's important for us, like 68-year-old Loddo in fact, to model for children humility, self-awareness, and honesty by acknowledging and working on our mistakes and flaws.

  • Prioritize Caring for Others

Why: Children won't know that caring about others will make them feel better unless you teach them.

How: Set high ethical expectations. The findings suggest prioritizing commitments; doing the right thing (even when it's hard), and standing up for values of fairness and justice. Do this and you're on the road to raising someone concerned with the world around them.

  • Encourage Them To Say Thank You

Why: Children need to practice gratitude. It's important for them to acknowledge the many people who contribute to their lives. It will grow them to be helpful, generous, compassionate, and forgiving. Plus, they'll be happier and healthier, the studies found.

How: Make sure your child is showing gratitude on the reg—dinnertime, in the car, at a friend's house, or routinely reflecting and thinking of others. The report says daily repetition is key. Pretty soon, it will be second nature to your kid.

More Tips From Harvard Psychologists...

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  • Talk About World Problems

Why: It's important for children to think about their social circle of family and friends. But they should also be concerned with the big picture. Children need to develop concern for people who live in other cultures and communities. This will make them empathetic and prepare them to connect with people of all backgrounds.

How: Discuss global hardships with your child. Use newspapers, magazines, or the TV to start the conversation. You can also prompt them to think about what it's like to be someone else. Even if it's just the new kid in class, all of these little thoughtful moments will add up.

  • Motivate Them to Join a Cause

Why: By getting involved in the community, your child will learn about fairness, loyalty, and ethics. He will also learn how to work with others. Most children are naturally interested in ethical questions. So by getting involved, they'll be able to navigate their way through these issues.

How: Involve your child in a cause that takes action against problems they face or addresses an area that interests them. Bonus points if you actually do it with them.

  • Navigate Through Their Feelings

Why: Kids need to learn how to deal with their emotions in productive ways. Working on this with your child will cut down on their fussy fits. Sometimes our ability to care for others is limited by feelings of anger, shame, or envy. So it's important to overcome these emotions to transform your child into a caring person.

How: Identify feelings with your child, and figure out resolutions with them. Train them to work through problems calmly. The report suggests a three-step trick:

  • stop
  • take a deep breath through the nose and exhale through the mouth
  • count to five.

Once they're calm, then you should talk about the problem.

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Also read: Billionaire Richard Branson Says Parenting Is Like Running A Startup

 

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