Children are the future and we all have a responsibility to ensure they live in peace and harmony. The best way to protect the future is by teaching them good habits at an early age. Whether it’s eating healthy, studying hard or staying away from drugs and alcohol, having a good foundation for the future will benefit them in many ways as they grow up.
Children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, free from all forms of physical and emotional abuse, neglect, discrimination and violence. This is the core of our country’s constitution and international law. In the last 15 years, great strides have been made in incorporating the Convention on the Rights of the Child into national laws and more countries now have ombudsmen or children’s commissioners.
However, despite these advances, violations of children rights still occur on a daily basis. For example, in many parts of the world, an estimated 290 million children do not have their births registered. Without a legal identity, they cannot claim their rights or access essential services and opportunities. This can be especially damaging for girls, as it often hinders their chances of getting a job and being able to provide for themselves.
In addition to ensuring children’s survival and development, governments should also promote the human rights of the child, ensuring they have full and equal participation in society. This includes the right to education and the right to freedom of movement, both within the country and across borders. These rights are also guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which all states have ratified.
One of the most important things that parents can do is to give their children a good education. This is the only way they can reach their potential and contribute to a better tomorrow. However, in many parts of the world, children do not have access to quality education and it is a big problem that needs to be addressed urgently.
Having kids will also force you to change your lifestyle and priorities. It can be challenging to be a parent because it means having to say no to your friends who want to go out to party or have a dance recital. But it will be worth it in the long run because you will have a great family life.
Another important thing that parents can do is to breastfeed their babies. Research has shown that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of diseases and other health problems. In fact, a study of 1.5 million Swedes found that people with children (regardless of sex) tend to outlive their childless counterparts. This may be because of the social support that comes with having children or the health benefits from breastfeeding. However, it is important to remember that not all women can breastfeed for the same reason, so parents should choose what is best for them and their baby. If they are not able to breastfeed, they should consider formula feeding.