One of the greatest challenges facing many couples is the ability to make the most important sacrifices due to the huge responsibilities of meeting their family’s financial obligations as a whole in today’s demanding world.
Many years ago, mothers stayed at home to nurture the children and take care of the home while fathers were the sole providers. But today, the roles are a far cry from the past as more women now compete in the workforce.
It has been scientifically proved that stay at home mothers benefit the children’s growth in so many ways; nevertheless the society downplays the role of stay at home mums unlike the western world where they are respected and given all the necessary assistance to make their roles appreciated and productive.
Family comes first
When you consider the current economic situation, it is not difficult to understand why more women are populating the workforce. When one’s salary is no longer able to sustain the needs of the family, it definitely justifies why a woman would prefer to work and contribute towards the financial needs of her family rather than stay at home to look after the children. Nevertheless, if you both decide from the start to always put your family first, you will be making the greatest decision and sacrifice in the end.
Appreciate your roles
Inasmuch as you are the sole salary earner and your wife is the stay at home mum looking after the children, you must never underestimate your joint efforts. She must appreciate the stress of being the sole salary earner and you must also understand the relentless and emotional pressure of managing the family dynamics at home. When you both put all the efforts together, you will appreciate the huge sacrifices you both contribute and the joy and stability you both bring together to your children as a whole.
She is a great asset
One of the greatest accomplishments of every great society is raising future leaders who will contribute positively to the growth of the larger society. When you consider the current immoralities around you and the impacts these illicit exposures have on your children, you will appreciate the importance of your stay at home wife who protects and guides your children’s choices from inception. She is also able to bond and communicate effectively with her children as well as helping them make very important childhood decisions.
By Elizabeth Badejo