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Parenting can be difficult. It can be extremely difficult if both the parents are working. It is an uphill task, especially for the mothers. Children, particularly infants, need complete attention and care of the mothers. It is important that they are given what they need in their early years to ensure a healthy growth of both the body and mind. At the same time, mothers need to take care of their health and wellness too.
So here are some tips from working mothers, both to keep the children and themselves healthy, wealthy and wise!
- Get help: This is the top tip of most working mothers I know. In India, we are not just a family of four. We can be four families of four. So, we have a grandmother, a grandfather or an aunt who volunteer to take care of the child while we are working. Though this works most of the time, it is also not very difficult to get a domestic help or a babysitter. “If you or your husband can manage work hours by sharing the duties of the child, it is the most convenient option,” says Pinky from Essay Writing Help company. This way you will not exhaust yourself both at work and home. This pro-tip will keep you healthy!!
- Work from home: It can be a difficult time for women who are financially independent to depend on somebody for their expenses during maternity. Most of them are eager to get back to work as soon as possible. Work from home is more lenient in the western world, but stricter work norms in India have made this a not-so-popular option to get on with. But the increasing corporate culture and the feasibility to work in shifts and most of the work getting done online have increased the demand for work from home. “Earn your living while taking care of your child and be wealthy!!” – opines Aarti who works with Assignment Experts as an accounting expert.
- Give them incentives: If you have two children, then this is your go-to solution. Entrust the elder child the responsibility to take care of the younger one. This will give them a sense of pride and they will be ready every evening to give you a bunch of complaints about each other or share their successful achievements.
If you get home early and find them playing, do not drag them to study or do things that do not interest them. Let them understand the need to study and reiterate to them the importance of doing things on their own. Help them study on a Saturday and take them to the park after they finish their homework. “Give your child an incentive for each one of their achievements. Incentivising is not a bad thing and it is an age-old practice. Make them work on a target and give them an ice-cream later. “ – says Reuben who is an expert with OAW Paper Writing Service.
- Take them shopping: Not the money-spending kind! Teach them how to bargain at the local bazaar, find the same product at a lower price at two different places, let them carry grocery bags, etc. Meanwhile shopping, you can teach them colors, spelling, alphabets and whatnot. This way they get to learn and this will help them enjoy the process of all the walking around. All the above activities will make them think about all things healthy and they will also find it interesting to go grocery shopping with an adult, which will make them feel like one too.
- Bonus!! Protect your children online: Children today are mostly interested in all the fancy gadgets. Smitha says, her three-year-old can tell her the difference between iOS and Android. It is inevitable to avoid internet owing to all the smart classrooms, digital education, and apps for giving activities instead of a school diary. Children need to use the internet carefully and it is not possible to completely protect them from the vices. But the imminent danger can be avoided with a few careful steps. There’s a lot of useful resources that your children can use online. Do your research and share with them the safest ones you find.
The tips above are not universal, they may work for some and may not for others. However, real-life experiences are the ones from which we can keep learning and making amends to our past mistakes. A personal tip from me, involve the children in each phase of your life, teach them finances at an early age in a way they can understand. Start small and gradually teach them how to save, how to spend wisely. This is an important task as our standards of living have drastically improved and they can be spoilsport if their tantrums are not satisfied and this is not a good sign. It is nice to pamper your child but not give in to each of their desires. Also, let them understand why they cannot have it.
A good parent needs to be soft, but strict also to keep their upbringing on track.
Good luck Parenting!