I gave up on parenting three years ago, in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Or, more accurately, I stopped and let go of my expectations of what it meant to be a” great Mum.”
My older daughter was in key six, as I clearly recall. I became stressed out from having to coach her for the PSLE regional test. Due to the increased notifications put in place for the Delta stress, in-person actions were decreased, particularly in the weeks leading up to examination, with no fee, lowered activities, and additional restrictions on social activities.
The strain of controlling my kids under the constantly evolving COVID- 19 practices took a burden. Additionally, I had lost my job a month before and was currently working part-time on various projects. I stayed away worrying about money.
I experienced anger and a lack of attention from the area results when we were able to receive our COVID- 19 immunisation.
To make matters worse, I was involved in a car accident that made me angrier and displayed mood swings that my home did not like. Although I was in good physical shape, my mental heath was unquestionably deteriorating.