Parenting challenges

05 Apr

Parenting frustration

My mum had to deal with most of the tantrum that my brother and I threw as kids (and still do sometime), and I admire her for all that she put up with. Here are some of the frustrations she mentioned while parenting us:

  • Raising two kids almost single handedly since my father was too busy and mostly touring for his work
  • Having no time to attend to her self needs
  • No time to indulge in her hobbies
  • Having almost 0 social life
  • Having to decide on the menu so we would eat without complaining- which she thought was the hardest
  • Having a hard time to decide who to side when we both fought
  • Finding time amidst all this to help us with our home works including subjects that she had been out of touch with for a while
  • Feeling extremely sad when her good actions were mistaken and misunderstood by us
  • Being blamed for not understanding her kids well enough
  • Too much interference from her in-laws and neighbors on how she should raise her kids
  • Spending most time in the car driving us back and forth from school, and to all our extracurricular classes
  • Always trying to maintain the delicate balance between trying to respect our privacy and at the same time trying to stay in the loop about our activities.

I am sure there is more to add to the list. I would like to hear from all the parents who have either faced or are facing parenting issues, how did you beat the distress?

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Home-grown


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