i’m writing this from my bias perspective, i’m admitting it..but that is what i’m seeing..
there’s a woman i know, a divorcee, who has two kids – two very young kids..so as a single mother, she has to work twice as hard, so that she can afford all the expenses (now that she can’t split the expenses with her husband)..
the mother is a business woman, so she has to handle the business on her own..plus the two kids, and the mother’s parents, including an ill father and currently an ill brother as well..
the mother seems to quite lose her control over a lot of things – she’s a human, not a superhuman, so that is pretty much a normal thing when there’s a big responsibility that you have to carry with you..
but what i’m very concern about is her kids..since the mother has not much time to spend with her kids, the mother sends her kids to tuition centers to keep them occupied..let me tell you her kids’ ages..they both 6 and 7 year olds..come on, when i was that small, i was busy enjoying my childhood with my younger brother..we climbed up the water tank, we went fishing at a pond behind the neighbourhood and nope, we attended no tuition..
i know learning is crucial at that age and education should begin as early as possible hence they are sent to tuition centers..but wait kakak! there’s another thing crucial to kids’ development..they need playtime..and most importantly, they need you to join them during their play time..i know i’m not going through what you’re going through but hey, the kids might have a very bright future ahead of them so do you want to be responsible for ruining the possibility..?
you can never get the free time to come to you, you have to MAKE it available..i’m just saying..
“Outside light triggers the synthesis of vitamin D and stimulates the pineal gland, the part of the brain that helps regulate the biological clock and is vital to the immune system.” (Pica, 2010)
“Contact with nature improved attention spans and self-control in kids, including those diagnosed with ADHD.” (Taylor & Kuo, 2010)