We have to admit that it is not easy being a mother. The responsibility of being one ranges from being a care giver, provider, teacher, companion…and so on and so forth. BUT for me, what matters most is my being a “mother” to my kid. The guidance to her step my step growing up, from spiritual to physical needs.
I have seen working mom’s leaving early morning and returning at night. A few time left to rest before calling it a night and start another day. The so-called quality time almost forgone with the household chores, and to which sometimes given only on weekends. (So glad to be a Stay At Home Mom). Thus goes to mind the learning needs of kids. It is nice to know that the past “start of school age” of six now can be at an early age of three. Unlike me to have a lot of time to feed the mind of my daughter, some do not. They leave their kids to be looked upon by house-helps as they leave for work. And you will be so lucky to hire house-help that can teach them as much as you do. That is why ideally, these days toddlers are better seen at school than just home. I believe that it is natural that children start their learning during the developmental stage, while their brains are being the “sponge” that absorbs every little detail.
So, if you think that you are not able to give them enough time to teach and guide, let the school do that for you SOMEHOW. Somehow, because there is nothing like the guidance of a parent. You still would need to give them as much time as you can, at least by following up. Then comes the spiritual needs that, we, as parents are obliged to introduce and lead them to.