Many of you may not know the difference between being RAISED and being TRAINED. When you are trained, you being put to practice to be good at a particular thing but when you raised you are being showed how a particular thing is done.
You train Soldiers how to prepare for a sudden attack or fight in battles, you train your employee, you train your voice, and you train a dog to watch the gate and so on like that but you don't train a CHILD! NO, you have to raise them. Mistake most parents make (mostly in Africa) is that they train their children. You train them to wake up early, have a moring bath and go to school, do assignments, clean the house e.t.c because you think its the way its ought to be. I say NO again!
When you RAISE a child, you show them how things/life is/are suppose to be, you teach/show them what they ought to know, you support and help make decisions for them, you take control and you let them feel in control as well. You pray for them, you assure them that you behind them, you lead them on, cheer them on, understand their failures, acknowledge their little effort and most importantly you show them love. Reason for doing all this is when you no longer around to do this for them, they carry on very good on their own, they don't need to practice how to live because all you have taught them, lives within them.
A kiss on the check, a pat on the back, a smile, a hug. All this ain't too much to ask for, its just the best way to RAISE a child!!!