Parents should always encourage and support their kids as this would greatly affect their self-esteem.

They should always show them affection.

Physical contact such as a hug or a kiss could go a long way in building a strong bond with your child.

Respect is so important because without it kids can’t value themselves or others.

Children who have self-respect treat themselves well.

They’re less likely to do harmful things. They make good choices and tend to act in ways that are in their own best interests.

Bad parenting makes a child vulnerable to criminal behaviours.

Neglected children and those who are exposed to abuse are more likely to be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency.

Other common effects of bad parenting include failure to thrive and poor growth and development, both physically and mentally.

  • Malefu Matekane
  • Turning a child into a hateful monster of an adult is truly the worst kind of sin. No matter how tough our lives are, we should always try to give hope and love to the next generation. This letter wins R200 today. Please call Nthabiseng at our offices to collect. – Deputy Editor