There are many reasons why today’s children behave more like consumers of life’s riches rather than producers of life’s work. The average Ghanaian home is filled with multiple entertainment sources that provide immediate rewards, rather than foster delayed gratification.
Schedules are so packed with after-school sports, lessons, and activities that kids crave responsibility-free time at home.
When children ask for help in a certain household or homework area, parents may sometimes suggest it is an opportunity to build more fuel to push themselves ahead in life. “Have you tried giving yourself directions before you asked them to be given to you?” is the coaching refrain.