Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Working parents edge

I always think that working parents have an edge over stay-home mother, in terms of better relationship with their children.

Why? Because they work and do not need to face the brunt of parenting. They come home to the hugs of their children who have missed them the whole day. The disobedient child will tend to listen more to his working parents. After all, they don't nag at him for dragging his homework, they don't shout at him for misbehaviour as they are away at work. What they do is perhaps to give the child a tinker while at work, checking on him and giving him 'gentle' reminders. Sometimes, there are even surprise toys and goodies when they return home, much to the exhilaration of the kids.

On the other hand, the stay-home mother has to pull her hair and shout her lungs out, sometimes reduce to softer nagging and whisper begging when her energy runs out. The sight of the inattentive child who jumps and clowns around the house the whole day, who refuses to take her orders - simply made her blood boiled. Even the most patient and tolerant parent will be drained...

So. Compring these two parents - who would the child like better?
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