Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Aaran.
If one makes a list of some of the most difficult jobs to do in the world, then parenting should definitely feature in that list probably at the top of the list.
Especially, managing children in the age group of 1 to 3 can be extremely difficult. It is a very delicate age group, and you need to handle children in that age group with the utmost care.
This is the age group where children start to learn things. They sometimes try to imitate parents and imbibe the characteristics of the parents. So you need to watch what you say or how you behave in front of your kids.
Single Parenting is Particularly Difficult
If you are a single parent, then your troubles will be compounded. There can be various reasons why you are a single parent. You may be a divorcee, and you get the custody of your child, or your spouse may have died, and you choose not to remarry, or you might have gotten pregnant either by choice or chance without opting to get married.
No matter what the reason is for being a single parent, the job is only going to get more and more difficult. One of the popular quotes on parenting that I found online comes to my mind. Here it goes â€“ â€śA mother who is really a mother is never free.â€ť
Expenses Can Significantly Increase
First of all, you need to make sure your job or business doesnâ€™t get affected. The expenditure for children at a very young age will be significantly more than when they grow up.
Of course, there are going to be other expenses when they grow up, but when they are young, there will be many unnecessary expenses which are quite difficult to avoid.
Work Life May be Affected
You need to strike a proper balance between your work and parenting. Research has shown that parenthood can affect the productivity levels of employees in the office.
If you are a business owner, even then things would be affected since taking care of businesses, either small or large, requires more time and attention than normal jobs.
When you are away for work, you canâ€™t take your children along with you. Some offices allow bringing your children to work since there are separate rooms in some offices for small children. However, not all offices have these facilities.
Even if you leave your children in those rooms, you wonâ€™t be able to concentrate on your work fully. You will be constantly going and checking on what the child is doing.
Also, only a small baby which is under a year old is suitable for taking with you to the office. Children above one year of age are usually very naughty and quite difficult to manage.
Nannies Are an Option
This leaves you with the option of hiring professional nannies to take care of your children at home when you are at work. It is true that hiring nannies can get quite expensive. But at least your child will be taken care of even in your absence.
An article by Aaran who loves reading inspirational quotes and photography. Find some of his favorite sayings about relationship at FinestQuotes.com