PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH OF RAISING GODLY CHILDREN TO FACE PRESENT CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

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  • UJATA SHAIBU AMOS PH.D FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA
  • UJATA LADI UKA, MRS

Abstract

The philosophical approach of raising godly children to face present challenges can be seen through the eyes of moral development, character education, and the cultivation of a strong spiritual foundation such that when they grow there will not easily depart or stray away from it.. It involves providing them with the necessary tools and guidance to navigate the complexities of the world while staying true to their moral beliefs and values even among their maters anywhere in the world. One key aspect of this approach is fostering the sense of moral reasoning and critical thinking in them. Encouraging open discussions on ethical and moral values which will help children develop their own moral concepts that informs decision making based on their understanding of right and wrong. This will include teaching them to consider the consequences of their future dreams in life, their actions, empathize with others, and make ethical choices even in difficult circumstances. In which case character education plays a vital role in raising the godly children. Thus instilling virtues such as honesty, integrity, compassion, humility, and resilience. Parents can also do this by modeling these same virtues themselves and reinforcing them through consistent reinforcement through positive discipline and praises for virtuous behaviors. In cultivating strong characters which children are better equipped to navigate the challenges they may face and demonstrate godly traits in their interactions with others. A philosophical approach to raising godly children thus emphasize the importance of spiritual development. This involves fostering a deep connection with a higher power or divine principles. In this case parents can provide religious education, engage in spiritual practices, and create an enabling environment that encourages children to explore and develop their own beliefs. Moreover, it's essential to recognize that present challenges are ever-evolving. Therefore, a philosophical approach requires adaptability and openness to ongoing discussions and exploration. It encourages children to question, seek knowledge, and engage with diverse perspectives that fosters intellectual growth and equips them with the necessary tools to face the complex challenges of the modern world. In summary, the philosophical approach to raising godly children to face present challenges in this present age is mostly based on parent’s efforts to help their children navigate the uncertainties of the world while staying true to their godly values and principles.

Author Biographies

UJATA SHAIBU AMOS PH.D , FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDY, SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION ART AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA

UJATA LADI UKA, MRS

DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES, SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ZARIA

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Published

2024-04-22

How to Cite

AMOS, U. S. ., & UJATA , L. U. (2024). PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH OF RAISING GODLY CHILDREN TO FACE PRESENT CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE. Wukari International Studies Journal, 8(1), 277–282. Retrieved from https://wissjournals.com.ng/index.php/wiss/article/view/307