There was actually once a time
when a working mother was highly frown upon. At that time, society perceives
mothers who have careers to be irresponsible or neglectful of their children.
Fortunately, times have changed and working parents are highly respected for
their efforts of juggling work and family responsibilities.
Just because most of us are working parents now, it does not mean
it is any easier than before. You have your 9am-6pm job to handle, deadlines to
meet, pressure from your bosses, heavy workload to manage etc. Then you also
have your 24/7 job, which is being parents, that means making sure your
children's needs are met, spending enough time with them, providing them with
the guidance they need, and of course making sure they are coping well in school.
Not to mention household chores that need to be done every single day. I guess
working parents might have just outdone Superman, Wonderwoman, and The Avengers
Jokes aside, working parents
indeed have a lot on their hands. As much as you love your work and families,
it can be overwhelming and tiring sometimes. We are here to help you out.
Here are some reminders for you
amidst your hectic schedules as working parents.
life balance is important.
It is hard to have the weight
of the whole world on your shoulders. You work really hard at your job, proving
to your bosses and colleagues that you are as capable as the other single
employees without children. You go home, you try your best to be the perfect
parent, proving to other parents and your relatives that you are equally good
as stay at home moms and dads. As much as you can work extra hard by
having only 4 hours of sleep, and no time to rest, it is very important to get
a work life balance. Give yourself some leisure time, be it reading a book on
your own, dropping by a cafe for a good meal, spending a relaxing day with your
family members, it is important to take a break. This can keep you physically
and mentally healthy, and of course, feeling happier.
Learn to deal with your stress and anxiety.
I know this is much easier said
than done. But it is really helpful to give it a try. Try not to drag around
your worries around every minute of the day. After work, the stress of your
next deadline may bother you, but that should not affect your entire mood when
you go back to your family. It can be unfair to your children for you to be
yelling at them over petty things because your boss yelled at you during work.
At the same time, it is also difficult for you to focus on work if you are
constantly worried about your children's exams. Hence, deal with one
problem at a time calmly, instead of piling up your worries and stress.
Remember worrying does not help at all. Once you deal with your stress and
settle the problems one at a time, you will feel much more relieved.
not be afraid to ask for help.
It is normal for us to take
things all on our own. We think that asking for help shows that we are weak or
incapable. However, there are times when it is okay to ask for some extra help
to lessen the burden. In terms of work, you can delegate some of your tasks to
your colleagues or discuss it with your boss. It may seem crazy, but if you are
a dedicated employee, I am sure they are willing to listen to your reason and
share your workload. When it comes to your children, you can carpool with other
parents to save time on fetching them to and fro. You can also discuss with
your spouse or relatives to help manage your children's needs like transport
and food. If your children are falling behind their studies and you have no
time to guide them through, you can get them an experienced home tutor to help out. Do not be afraid to ask for help when
you need. Then you have sufficient time to get your own responsibilities done
to your children about your feelings.
Often parents tend to hide
their feelings from their children in fear that it will affect them negatively.
However, if you talk to them in a mature way, they will learn to understand you
better. Share with them your worries and stress in a rational manner, and
explain to them why sometimes you cannot be there. Allow them to help out in
simple chores. By this way, you can have more time on your hands to spend with
them, and they will also feel independent and learn to be responsible. As a
working parent, you can actually be an inspiration to them, to work hard and
achieve their dreams.
are only human.
This cannot be emphasized
enough. We have so many expectations for ourselves that we often forget this.
We are only human and can only do a certain amount of things. Yes, we can
strive to get as many tasks taken care of, but do not be too hard on yourself when
you cannot get everything done. Give yourself some credit. You are managing
your career and your family at the same time. You are dedicated to working
towards your career goals and also give your best care towards your family.
This alone deserves a pat on your back. Reward yourself from time to time, take
breaks, get enough rest etc. You are only human. You can always try your best
but you do not have to be perfect.
Studies show that stress and
anxiety contribute to at least 80 percent of all illnesses that people suffer
from. Over 19 million people are negatively affected by stress related
disorders, but you don't have to be.
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With all these tips in mind, I hope you've got a sense of comfort and relief as a working parent. While juggling
work and family responsibilities, remember these tips to help you through your
busy day. Give yourself credit, because you are already doing your very best. Congratulations, to all working parents!
It is clear that by now most of us are aware of the government policy of
instituting a free SHS for all citizens of Ghana. This is evidently clear that, as people,
we have realised that education is key and critical to our development as a
nation. The acknowledgement of this fact is paramount in the quest to transform
our economy by creating wealth and improving the living standards of all
citizens. From personal analysis with regard to views expressed by
experts in education, as well as political commentators and views of various
political parties on the issue of free SHS, I can conclude that it’s a good
concept. However it seems to me that most people are not clear about
what really the free SHS concept is about and what it intends to do for it
citizens. Let me take the opportunity now to review this concept and touch on
few salient issues that need to be considered. I would like to hear what you also think about this, so feel
free to leave a comment below: What is Ghana’s free SHS By
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finds it difficult sitting still for history class, don’t worry. It may be that he or she simply has a different learning style. Children receive and process information — that is, learn —
in different ways based partly on their environments but mostly on their
genetic profiles. Experts have identified three primary learning styles into
which nearly all children (and adults) fall: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Even at a very early age, observational clues can indicate a likely learning
style. Once you identify whether your child learns primarily by looking,
listening, or doing, you can help shape his or her educational experience so
that it prioritizes this primary learning style, …
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speaking, reading and writing skills.
It is not only language we have to be
aware of, however; it is equally vital to instill the value of regular study
and learning in a child. So the writting is on the wall, it's never too early to begin supporting your childs' education, and that utilizing a tutor is a viable method for supporting them, perhaps when you can't help. At the point when lessons are taught for fun, study is never exhausting; rather, it is a chance for you to bond with your kid helping your them learn through play whiles increasing their self-confidence. The following steps are guides for getting the most out of your tutoring at home. Discover yo…
Ultimately, we want our kids to
develop love for learning. A passion for
learning is quite different from just studying to earn a grade or to please
parents or teachers. Those who develop a love of
learning at an early age continue the process throughout their lives and are
generally more successful, interesting, and happier than those who don't. Most parents read to
their young kids, which help encourage imagination, language, and an early love
of learning. But not all children remain curious and inquisitive into
adolescence. Alarmingly, studies have found that from third grade on, a child's
enjoyment of learning drops continuously -- a phenomenon some researchers blame
on the increasing focus on grades and report cards as kids get older. Younger
children, on the other hand, learn for the sheer joy of it. You can do a lot now
to help your child maintain this healthy attitude throughout school. To
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you ever been asked what really education is before?
May be it was from your
son or from your daughter, or you may have asked that question yourself due to
mere curiosity. Whatever
the case may be, it is necessary and equally important to know what really
education is and it impact on us. The
word “educate” comes from the Latin word,“ducere” meaning to draw out
or lead. So education simply means to draw out or lead people to their
potentials or gifts in life. What this means to me is that, a person (student), need to find out his/her gifts and then look for someone (teacher) who can draw that gifts out so to help him or her become a better person.
In other words, an educator (teacher) must and should be able to find out a person's (student) gifts/potentials and draws out from them so to make them a better person. In most cases, you can identify a person's gifts by knowing their specific learning style.
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