Now,most children are at homes most of the time with their parents.In my case, only my youngest child is still schooling.I think,it is a good time to spend more time with my child so that I could guide and assist him in getting himself ready before the new year comes when he has to prepare and sit for his SPM examination and also facing the challenges of growing up as a young man .
Growing up is not easy,especially nowadays.I believe our children need us all the time but many a time we were not there when the need arises.Many of us are too busy doing other things and leaving our kids to look for answers some where else.When I was at his age, I stayed at full boarding school and only came in contact with my parent during school holidays.I was fortunate that my late father took time to talk and discuss with me when I had questions that needed answers for me to get on with my life. IMHO, shool holidays time is not just for family vacations but also for more meaningful interactions with our children.
This morning, I told my son to list down his weaknesses in his shool work so that we can work things out.
Let us try harder to become better parents.The question that bugs me is am I a competent father?
I have three sons.Each one of them is my personal projects.Before they leave me to start their own lives, I consider my duty to ensure that each one of them has iman,ilmu and akhlak.If not, then I have failed in my duties.It is a tall order, but I have to do my job.