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.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.