Chellaz Schools on Monday celebrated Mothering Sunday, commending mothers for their efforts toward societal development and nation building.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Mothering Sunday is usually celebrated every March 19 every year.
It is a celebration honouring the mothers of the family, motherhood, maternal bonds as well as their influence on the society.
Speaking during the celebration in Lagos, Mrs Adenike Johnson, Proprietress of the school, said mothers have been able to position themselves as great pillars of support to their wards.
She appreciated their various contributions to the growth of their children which are rubbing off positively on societal development.
She advised mothers on healthy living and regular checkup as they advance in age.
“We want to appreciate our mothers, here present. You have been great sources of inspiration to these children and we appreciate this as a school that is interested in raising healthy and responsible children.
“We appreciate your timely response to their needs.
“I want us to pay attention to healthy living and take regular checkup seriously. We all need these so that we can keep being healthy to raise these children as well as enjoy our health,” she said.
Also, Mrs Modupe Lawal, one of the parents, urged mothers to always cultivate the habit of making their children their confidants.
Lawal spoke on the need for mothers to communicate, effectively, with their children which also entailed giving absolute attention to them while they speak.
She commended the school for the systematic way in which knowledge and discipline were instilled on the pupils.
Lawal also advised the school management on ensuring the children were taught the African culture of respect.
Another parent, Mrs Arinola Fowowe, a businesswoman, advised mothers not to relent in their responsibility of engaging their wards on sex education early enough.
Fowowe noted that this would guide them against molestation so as not to truncate their bright future.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria