The Parish Priest of the Christ the King Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell has called on parents to spend quality time with their children and reduce the attention given to their phones.
That, he said, was important because paying so much attention to social media platforms while at home was currently making parents break family bonds.
He told the Junior Graphic in an interview that parents should be able to have regular conversations with their children, study the word of God together, know their problems, fine solution, visit places of interest, among other things, in order to create a strong family union.
According to Rev. Fr. Campbell, there was the need for parents to get to know their children more, and they could do so through regular interactions and conventions.
He pointed out that there was the need to promote bonding, love and care for one another in the family to ensure happier families.
Rev. Fr. Campbell, who is also the Head of the Weiji Leprosarium, noted that children were virtually lonely because of the lack of adequate level of the attention by parents.
“How many parents eat with their children?” he asked, saying it was time parents put their phones down while at home and give their children the needed attention so that they would he happy and not try to find happiness elsewhere.