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NGO advises against ’hurried child syndrome’

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Worried by the high rate of moral decadence in the society, a child advocacy Non-Governmental Organization, Mother’s Love Initiative, has warned against Hurried Child Syndrome in the country.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Organization, Barrister Hanatu Enwemadu said children formed the bedrock of the family and society, hence the need to prioritize their total wellbeing.

Barrister Enwemadu there were burning issues relating to the Nigeria Child and young people but the Hurried Child Syndrome was pertinent, as it affects all strata of child’s psychosocial, educational, and developmental milestones which threaten their existence and wellbeing.

She stressed that the organization which started about six years ago was on its toes to eradicate Hurried Child Syndrome in the country through intensive sensitization of the populace.

She mentioned that incessant increase in crime, violence, and insecurity were some of the social vices which could be linked with Hurried Child Syndrome.

Also, a teacher’s Development specialist, Mr. Adeyemi Adebayo emphasized that Parents who are affected by Hurry Child Syndrome only considered the cognitive domain of their wards and ignore the affective and psychomotor aspects of the child’s life.

He stressed that without the development of the three domains of child development, a child would not be properly developed and efficient emotionally, psychologically, and socially.

Mr. Adebayo however, added that Nigeria’s education curriculum was not the problem but lack of proper monitoring of the school system.

Reporting by Victoria Chimezie, editing by Daniel Adejo