Nollywood Actress, Damilola Adegbite has shared a thought provoking post to single mothers that intentionally deprive their children of fatherly love.
In her “Father’s day message to the single mothers”, she opined that single mothers should allow their baby’s fathers be in their life as much as possible. She said this is important because they won’t be babies forever and the mothers will not be be able to keep them separated from their father.
It reads ;
There are 3 categories of single mothers:
The ones whose children’s fathers cannot be in their life (E.g Dead, incarcerated etc)
The ones whose children’s fathers have abandoned them or who do more harm than good being a part of their lives (E.g Cases of domestic violence)
And then lastly, the ones who intentionally keep their children/child away from their father because they are angry, bitter,hurt and vengeful.
To “category 3” mums, today is a good day to reassess the situation. There are many awesome fathers who genuinely crave to be in their children’s lives but are not allowed to by their moms. Trust me, I understand how you feel. Please soften your heart towards them and make decisions based on what’s best for your child. Let their fathers in as much as possible. They won’t be babies forever and you will not always be able to keep them separated from their father. May our children not grow up and blame us or despise us for depriving them of their fathers love.
Happy Father’s Day to all the AMAZING dads. You are loved and appreciated ❤️