As parents, we must teach our children the value of money and to how properly get the best out of it as it relates to saving and investing. But more importantly, we must teach our children the value of having a skill/trade to make a living for their family. Many parents never sit down to tell their kids of the value of having skills/trades. Our skills/talents all spring from the burning desire or passion we all have as children. Some children are very artistic. Some children are very mechanically inclined. Other children have great leadership skills, and their peers look to them for ideas and direction. If we as parents look hard enough and pay close enough attention to the youth, we can tap into something great.
There is nothing more important than the youth and the elderly in society. The youth are our tomorrow—our hopes and dreams. They are really an extension of us–The Parents. The children have the mother and father’s make up—genetics, and their own talents all wrapped up into one little neat package. This is why the Ankh is so important to African people. This symbol is our symbol in the world. The bottom, the vertical part is the male principle. The top, the circle/womb is the female principle. And the middle—the line between the two is the child/future.
Never let your child’s God-given talents go to sleep. Stroke that fire in your children’s bellies. Go to the electronic store, pet store, hobby store, whatever store you need to dear parents. Instead of buying so many toys, buy those things that enhance the child’s God-given gifts. Talents turn to hobbies/trades, then Businesses. Once that happens, you will see your children running factories, shopping malls, sending semi-trucks across the country, ships across the open seas—All with goods that came from that fire/talents in your child. Be what God wanted you to be on earth parents—A protector/guide/disciplinarian for your children. Children are our future. Lay the base and they will make you proud.