How to raise a criminal successfully

How to raise a criminal successfully

BUSINESS MATTERS (Beyond the bottom line) By Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 27, 2013 – 12:00am

I give parenting seminars all over the country. I’ve been invited to give parenting seminars in other countries as well. I address faculty members, parents and students without charging fees or requiring an honorarium; it’s my ministry. Whenever I have them as my audience, I get inspired and fulfilled. And when I’m inspired, I do corporate trainings better. Thus, it’s an “all-win” situation.I’m both gladdened saddened when I do parenting talks. I am gladdened because parents come to me to encourage me to continue doing what I do. At the same time, I am saddened because to see that the standards of parenting have deteriorated over the years. This is especially true when it comes to disciplining kids.

Many parents just don’t know how to discipline their kids anymore. Everything now has to be positive. Spare the rod, they say. There are even lawmakers passing bills copying how westerners discipline their kids. Talk about originality. Scriptures say that to spare the rod is to spoil the kid, and that he who does not discipline his child does not love the child.

I’d like to share the following material with you. It’s old, but it’s a classic, as far as I’m concerned. Read on:

12 Steps to Raise a Juvenile Delinquent

1. Begin with infancy to give the child everything he/she wants. In this way, he/she will grow up to believe that the world owes him/her a living.

2. When he/she picks up a bad word, laugh at him/her. This will make him/her think it’s cute.

3. Never give him/her any spiritual training. Wait until he/she is 21, and then he/she can decide for himself/herself.

4. Avoid the use of the word “wrong”. He/She may develop a guilt complex. This will convince him/her to believe later, when he/she is arrested, that society is against him/her and he/she is being persecuted.

5. Pick up everything he/she leaves lying around. Do everything for him/her so that he/she will become experienced in throwing all responsibility to others.

6. Take his/her side against neighbors, teachers and policemen. They are all prejudiced against your child.

7. Quarrel frequently in the presence of your children. In this way, they won’t be so shocked when the home is broken up later.

8. Give the child all the spending money he/she wants. Never let them earn their own.

9. Satisfy her every craving for food, drink and comfort. See that his every sensual desire is gratified.

10. Let him/her read any printed material, what any movie or TV show, and listen to any music he/she can get his/her hands on. Be careful that the silverware and drinking glasses are sterilized, but let his/her mind feast on garbage.

11. When he/she gets into real trouble, apologize to yourself saying, “I could never do anything with him/her.”

Prepare for a life of grief. You’ll likely have it.

Unless you realize that leadership begins at home.

(Leadership skills are life skills. Spend two whole days with Francis Kong discovering the beauty of both on November 21-22 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel. For further inquiries, contact Inspire at 09158055910, or call 632-6310912 for details.)

About bambooinnovator
Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (, the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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