A Family Sticks Together at All Times
Welcome and thank you for stopping by. We purpose to bring you exciting, educative and informative content on children and the family as a whole. Sensitization of children’s rights is among our major objectives. While at it, there is great information of the responsibilities of parents, children and guardians for good coexistence here.
Definition of Family
Our definition of ‘Family’ is unbiased. Family is the basic unit of a society that consists of people bonded by blood and kinship. Most families consist of both parents or one and the children. This structure is basic and doesn’t mean that the family has to reside in the same dwelling. In some instances, families may have only one parent due to circumstances like death of the other parent or other reasons. Others opt not to have any children or cannot have any maybe due to medical conditions.
Family and children’s rights
Parents or guardians as part of the family need to ensure all children’s rights are respected. Children have fundamental rights that need to be effected without compromise. The right to be given a shelter is important to ensure they have a secure place to stay that is conducive without the risk of child trafficking, abuse or labor.
The right to good food is vital. Children should be properly fed with a balanced diet and clean water to keep away diseases like kwashiorkor and marasmus. Other rights like education and protection too should be respected.
Rights and Responsibilities Of Parents
Parents have a responsibility of meeting the basic needs of clothes, food, shelter, education and medical care of their children. They are required to support their children until they are 18 years of age. Serving the child’s physical and emotional needs is among their responsibilities.
Legal rights of parents are the right to physical custody and have regular contact and visitation. The right to legal custody that gives them the ability to make decisions regarding the child’s upbringing, education, health and religious welfare.