Wunmi Obe caution parents against children ‘cross-carpeting’ schools, highlight consequences
Singer and beauty entrepreneur, Wunmi Obe has decried parents who keep changing their children’s school every new term, for unnecessary reasons.
She stated that the psychological effects on these children having to move from one environment to another barely after settling in one is psychologically damaging.
In a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday, the mother of three added that by engaging in ‘cross-carpeting like politicians,’ parents are unconsciously endorsing their children’s future inability to find satisfaction in any job, undertaking or even relationship for more than a few months.
“Parents these days be hopping their kids from School to school on a whim, like cross-carpeting politicians. I mean, the odd change – perhaps due to an increase in fees, relocation or the like – is understandable, but when some kids’ closets begin to resemble a Uniforms Boutique or Museum..?!
“To make matters worse, Common Entrance forms these days have sections like, “Primary Schools Attended”, and draw up to EIGHT separate lines for each one!
“Has anyone ever wondered the psychological effects on these children who have just managed to settle into their new environment after just weaning themselves off the old one, are being whisked off to yet another, for reasons incomprehensible to them? “You see, In your endless search for THE school – the one which would enable your child recite his/her times table from 1 to 20 by the age of 5, and subsequently transform him/her into a multi-lingual, eloquent, brainy math genius, spelling Bee champ, Multi-instrumentalist or Classical pianist, General Knowledge Mastermind and Olympic hopeful, at rock-bottom fees in the space of NINE MONTHS max – you are unconsciously endorsing your child’s future inability to find satisfaction in any job, undertaking or even relationship for more than a few months.
“For their sakes, you just really need to make a firm decision and stand by it. And remember that no single has the monopoly of producing future kings, Billionaires or Presidents… After all, one obscure school in Bayelsa which even accommodated pupils without shoes produced a President.”