A Lecturer at the Central University College in Accra, Mr Robert Appiah, has asked parents to give their children responsibilities at a tender age so that they will grow up to be responsible adults.
He noted that this would boost their confidence and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility as they grew up.
Mr Appiah, who said this at the inauguration of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Central International Academy at Kwashieman in Accra, noted, "This could be in the form of entrusting them with basic household items for safekeeping."
He advised parents not to quarrel or fight in the presence of children, since that would not paint a good picture for the children, who might grow up thinking it was right to quarrel or fight.
He further advised parents to show appreciation when their children did well in school by buying them extra learning materials to further encourage them.
The Proprietress of the school, Mrs Mary Whyte, in a short speech, advised all parents to take an active part of the PTA, since it gave them the opportunity to participate in decisions which affected their children.
She urged them to visit the school more often and not only show up when there was a problem involving their children.
The children entertained guests with poetry recitals, a cultural display and a sketch on proper hygiene and the prevention of malaria.