The dust will soon be settling on PSLE 2013 but the rest of us with kids in in primary school are just getting started.
Exams can be a stressful time and mummies are often the ones doing much of the work with their DCs. Daddies please don't take offence - I know most of you are doing your best.
Anyways, here's my wishlist for all DHs - to be taken with a good dose of humour of course!
1)Give your DWs a listening ear - listen to our ranting and raving - it helps us relieve stress. And while listening, please give us your full attention. Don't pretend you can multi-task by looking at your phone or computer screen.
2) Show us your appreciation - just something simple as "How are you dear?" or " I appreciate how hard you are working with the kids" goes a long way. We are not asking for flowers or diamonds! But a shoulder massage (free!) would be really nice because we often have aching shoulders from trawling KSP forum for advice.
3) Be understanding if we aren't as attentive to you as we usually are - we are really quite tired and preoccupied with the looming exams
4) Help out a bit more with other household chores - maybe offer to run some of the errands just for these few weeks?
5) Get your own coffee. And do you mind not calling us or the kids to go to the next room or downstairs just to get something for you? It interrupts our work.
6) Watch less TV. It can be quite distracting to have the TV on - even if it is in another room.
7) Try not to buy any new IT gadgets or handphones during exam time - it affects the kids' focus. You know how much they love the stuff!
8) Be around more - DCs need Daddies's attention, support and hugs as much as Mummies'.
There! My wishlist for how our DHs can help us help our DCs do well
Please feel free to add on to this list - just for some light- hearted fun
And good luck for the exams ya. Stay cool!
How our DHs can help us help our DCs do well
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