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23.02.2013 Feature Article

THE IMPACT OF GHANAIAN(ADINKRA) SYMBOLS ON TODAY'S FATHERHOOD.

THE IMPACT OF GHANAIAN(ADINKRA) SYMBOLS ON TODAY'S FATHERHOOD.
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In this modern role of fatherhood, there are lot of challenges father's needs to overcome in other to perform their roles. Citing the Ghanaian traditional symbols, it's enlightings us on enormous ways in which fatherhood can be administered effectively. It is against this backdrop that am encouraging you to access carefully the symbols below:

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STRENGTH AND ENERGY
The role of responsible fatherhood is a whole combasome duty most expecially when dealing the deviant child. Most children are sometimes unpredictable in regards to their behavioural lifes towards their parents. As such, as a father you need the STRENGTH and ENERGY to fufill your roles.

PEACE AND HARMONY
Peace and Harmony are vital commodities which are priceless, without peace and harmony nothing can be achieved perfectly. A home as an institution which is litterally headed by the father, these priceless point should not be under estimated. A father needs to leave in peace and harmony with his children vis avi the children as well to give an edged for the children to lean from their dad.

ADAPTABILITY
Sometimes in the home, trully, situation may not favour you the father, but once you want to make the best out of your children, you need to adapt to the situation and turn it into positive impact to suit the needs of the children.

TRANSFORMATION AND UNIVERSE
As a father, you need to creat the en-abling environment that will lead to the transfromation of your children into responsible adults. Be a nurturer rather than an authoritative figure.

INTELIGENCE AND UNITY IN DIVERSITY
It is said that I wiseman knows the plight of his family. As a father, you need to have the inteligence to enable you to know how effectily you can run the family to achieve a common gaol.

FREEDOM AND EMANCIPATION
Bob Bester Marley once said and I quote “ emancipate yourself from mental slavery”. As a father you need to free your mind on certain isues that may hinder the fredom of your children. Create the environment to enble your children's fredom to exploy.

SUPREMACY OF GOD AND POWER OF LOVE
As mortal as we are, we owe our being to an in mortal figure (GOD) who created us. As such we owe it a responsibilty to reproduce our own kind. This is made posible by the love that God has for us vis avi what we have for our offsprings (CHILDREN). Therefore, a father should be able to administer his roles with love.

Ghanaian fathers have negleted this duties and are rather fighting to assend the highers throne of the land. Any one who wants to govern in any aspect should first have to be responsible to his family. Responsibility is the key to prosperity.

The writer is the AUTHOR of the book titled STEP UP FATHER

E-mail: [email protected]/0244028178

Nicholas Ameyaw-Akumfi
Nicholas Ameyaw-Akumfi, © 2013

The author has 39 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: NicholasAmeyawAkumfi

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