When we raise kids, taking care of them every day wears us out.
There’re nobody to help us, there are only acquaintances who say hello to each other in the park and the only person we can express our true feelings to is our husband. If you’re working, after quickly preparing the kids for school and dropping them off, you have limited time to concentrate on work; you then have to pick up the children without taking a break first, arrive home, be busy taking care of them, and then you realize it's already 22:00.
“Someone help me!”
“I want to relax alone! “
It’s the cry of mum’s soul.
In fact, according to a survey by Miki house (1) mothers who feel lonely while child rearing are more than 60 percent. Mothers who want their private times are more than 98％!
The reality is that most mothers fight with the loneliness of childcare and devote all their time to it.
What percentage of those mums have a person with whom to speak their mind and say things like “I want to have some private time”?
How many of them can confer their loneliness and devote some time to just themselves?
It is sad fact that more than 60％ of child abuse cases involve the mother.
Tomorrow it might be me. It's not somebody else's affairs.
“I want my private time”
It’s natural for mums to feel it. They don't need thoughts like “It’s shameful to feel like this. Am I a bad mother?” It might be a social problem that we can’t say such a natural thing.
You need to vent and you need to not bottle things up inside. There must be someone who sympathizes and who will help you.
What I want from the bottom of my hart is to help create a society in which we can say such natural things, through The World’s Mother Salon and the global perspectives expressed here.
1: Happynote.com survey by Mikihouse Child & Family Research and Marketing Institute Inc.
In 2008, 2002