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Effective Parenting and Socialization for Value Re-Orientation in Contemporary Nigeria

Ejilke C Okoroafor, Juliana C Njoku

Abstract


Nigeria is a country that many right thinking individuals agree has serious value crises that have contributed to her poor economy, bad national image and falling standards etc. Value reorientation aimed at inculcating good value can help Nigeria out of her numerous predicaments which can refocus the nation towards greatness. This impact can be achievable if and when Nigerians embrace good values which have the potential to change the attitude and behavior of Nigerians and bring about significant reduction in corruption, indiscipline, immorality, terrorism, kidnapping, poverty and other social vices. The paper discusses the meaning/concept and nature of parenting, effective parenting, some problems of parenting in Nigeria, socialization as a medium of value inculcation and value reorientation. The paper believes that value reorientation in Nigeria is a feasible project that can only be attained through the enforcement of effective parenting and socialization in contemporary Nigeria (particularly on children and youths), through orthodox mechanisms of social control, reform of school system, control/censor of the media, strengthening of democratic principles and the immediate return of missionary schools to the original owners (Churches) etc.

Keywords: Effective Parenting, Socialization, Value-Reorientation, Contemporary Nigeria

International Journal of Development and Management Review (INJODEMAR) Vol. 7 June, 2012



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