Rearing up a child alone

Child rearing is not an easy task. It’s not like changing a led light bulb as part of your home improvement. It’s not just about giving them shelter, food and clothes to wear. It’s about molding character, personality, talents, emotional and physical well-being of the child.

But what happens if you are a working mom who only got few hours left after office to do this? It gets harder to perform well as a parent. Not to forget a husband who lives and works miles away from you and a nanny who also sometimes forgets that her role is not only about changing a toddler’s diaper.

It also gets harder when a sibling rivalry starts. It really confuses me where to start and how to identify the issue. The only thing I could do is talk to the elder one and explain that being older to her sibling, she should learn the words “giving way”. Of course, it does not stop there as it’s not always the elder one who should give way. Most of the time it’s the younger one who takes the toy out from her big sister’s hand, and that makes the scenario worst. How would you scold an innocent 2 year old with a reason that she took away something that is not hers?

Argh! Parenting is indeed a continuous learning process. A process that never ends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. My friends and I were just talking about this. It’s really difficult when children grow up with minimal parental guidance. Then again, it’s also very challenging thinking about how to approach a child when he/she has done wrong. I think it won’t hurt if you try to explain to your 2-year old too about why she shouldnt take her ate’s toy. Growing up as the eldest kasi, I resented the fact that I was always asked to more considerate of my younger siblings. This resentment fueled the rivalry. Good thing though we grew up ok naman 😀
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  2. Is difficult to raise children alone, but the child will bring us a lot of fun at the same time also can make a lot of trouble, we must use the right way to let our children grow up safe ??

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