Parental Responsibility is an all important topic that every responsible parent must not shy away from because, you can’t bring a child into this world, whether by birth, or adoption, without having the desire to make the child a better person in life.
The responsibility of parents towards their child/children is what this topic is all about. Parental Responsibility refers to the powers, rights and obligations that an adult person have to fulfill for a child.
It is the legal rights, duties, power, responsibilities and authority a parent has for a child. Meaning that a person who has Parental Responsibility for a child has the right to make decisions about their care and upbringing.
But a person without parental Responsibility, of course has no right whatsoever in making decisions for the care and upbringing of the child.
The question then is, why is Parental Responsibility important?
It is important because it enables a parent to make decisions for the child.
It also gives the parent the right to be consulted about the child’s schooling, serious medical problems and other important needs to be made for the child.
It brings about positive upbringing.
Parental Responsibility promotes good character and good value system in society.
It makes for peace and harmony in the home amongst siblings and in the society as a whole.
It is also very important because it reduces the rate of crime and all sorts of vices in society.
It gives a child a sense of belonging and encourages them to positively contribute to the good of and development of the society.
Benefits Of Parental Responsibilities:
Parental Responsibilities helps parents to discipline and correct the child/children in love.
It enables the parents to set boundaries and rules in the home because children need boundaries to thrive.
Parental Responsibilities provide the children with their needs, love and care, making them grow up in an environment filled with love and helps them to have a positive outlook to life.
Summarily, if a couple is separated or divorced, it is the parent, either the father or mother who has Parental Responsibilities that will be entitled to the care and upbringing of the child.
It is important for parents/ guardians to always be involved in the upbringing of their children, by providing them, shelter, food, clothes, education, and an environment that is safe, and full of love and everything that makes for excellence in the life of a child.