Bridget Mopho Speaks On Parental role in Career Choice!

Just like the fragility of a glass, it requires handling with carefulness else it falls and breaks into pieces that can’t be fixed for life, said Miss. BridgetMopho, a young Model and Fresh Graduate of the Ignatius Ajuru University ofEducation Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt during an interview granted her by the CEO; Naija Flash Point, Mr. Raphael Alali,  immediately she stepped out of her exam hall after rounding off her last paper to certify her as BA, B.ed (Hons) holder in Linguistics and Communications Studies.

She further buttress her statement by saying; “every parent owes their children a primary responsibility of giving them the proper guidance and counselling they need to overcome the inevitable challenges they will face as they are gradually getting exposed to the larger society and the ignorance or failure of the required guidance to the child could result to a colossal damage in the life of the child that might be impossible to recover.”

She therefore shared her life experience while in the higher institution as a teenage with her ability to manage both her Academics and modelling; “the peer influence, academic challenges and the maturity to control my youthful appetite is something I give credits to my mom because she is the base behind my rising profile throughout the gloomy and colorful experiences I faced.”

It is worthy of note that Bridget Mopho hails from Odaga community in Abua Central of Abua/Odual local government Area of Rivers State. She is a model who has won numerous awards in beauty pageantry which includes; Miss. Humanity (2016/2017), Face of IAUE (2018/2019) and she is currently signed by Iris Model Management.
She also unravels the impediments students are often confronted with, ranging from financial, academics, peer group influence, and other extracurricular activities etc.

 she narrated how some survived while others rusticated as a result of deviancy and others asked to withdraw due to poor academic performance. Some of these mistakes or challenges perhaps could be attributed to lack of parental guidance as it is believed that they are the first instructor a child encounters from birth.

Bridget equally stressed the beauty of being a teenage because it gives one the opportunity to learn and relearn, the ability to make diverse choices in life, a life full of excitement especially with the resourceful persons, less responsibilities, avenue to explore your inherent potentials and going on vacation or summer trips encapsulate the jolly aspect of an adolescent.

She therefore used the avenue to admonish every girl child to always remain focused, consistent in keeping their dreams alive despite the situation they find themselves owing to the fact that nature has a time of smiling at everyone.

This is exactly the kind of momentum we ought to initiate in our children, especially the girl child who’s gradually climbing into maturity; they need the proper psycho-social guidance and counselling required to meet up life’s challenges as they are consciously or unconsciously exposed into the larger society especially teenagers within the ages of 16- 19 years else we suffer the shame, and stigma they will cause us if we as parents fails from our primary responsibility in molding the character of our children so they could be more productive to themselves and the society at large.

In the jaws of Frederick Douglass, he said that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” And it's true. You cannot give a child back their childhood.

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