Before becoming a mother, I would wonder why parents let their kids shout and run around in a restaurant. I would wonder why parents let their kids cry loudly while they stood by or walk away. I would wonder why parents let their kids roll on the ground crying and flailing their little arms and legs. Were they bad parents?
With the dwindling number of local domestic helpers, many families are forced to hire foreign maids. In Malaysia, there are currently about 300,000 foreign domestic workers. However, many families do not just leave the daily chores to the maids but also entrust them with the care of their children.
A YouTube video that shows a father forcing his son to smash his Xbox after he came home with bad grades has some observers hailing the punishment as “great parenting” — while others call it “horrible.”
The facts are in. In recent polls, it was proven that people spend more money on Mother’s Day than they do on Father’s Day. However, sometimes these polls can be skewed. After all, it depends quite a lot on who the interviewers are asking and the life circumstances of these people.