It’s that time of the year again when parents across the country have to face the harsh reality of paying school fees for their precious offspring. After enduring two months of hell at home, many parents are now feeling angry and irritable as they have to fork over their hard-earned cash to the greedy educational system.
According to a recent survey by the National Institute of Stress, the average parent’s anger level has increased by 9% since the start of the new school year. The survey also found that parents are furious about everything related to school, from the outrageous cost of uniforms and books to the endless paperwork and forms, to the annoying reminders and deadlines, to the pressure to enroll their kids in extracurricular activities and tutoring, to the guilt of not spending enough quality time with their kids.
Many parents admit that they secretly wish their kids would drop out of school without future consequences, or at least until they win the lottery. They say that the pain of paying school fees outweighs the joy of having their kids get out of the way for a few hours a day.
“I hate this time of the year,” said one frustrated mother of three. “I have to sell my kidney to pay for their school fees, and then they come home with homework that I have to help them with. They don’t appreciate anything I do for them. They just whine and complain and ask for more money. Sometimes I wonder why I even had kids in the first place.”
Some parents have resorted to extreme measures to cope with their anger, such as punching a punching bag, drinking a bottle of wine, joining a support group, sabotaging their kids’ grades, or pretending to be sick. However, experts warn that these methods are unhealthy and ineffective, and may only worsen the situation. They advise parents to seek professional help if they feel overwhelmed by their anger, or to try some positive coping strategies, such as setting a budget, asking for financial aid, negotiating with the school, finding alternative income, or finding ways to relax and enjoy life.
They also advise parents to take care of themselves and their mental health, and to find ways to relax and enjoy life. They recommend that parents should exercise, meditate, read, watch, listen, play, or do whatever makes them happy. They assure parents that they are not alone in their struggle, and that they can always reach out to their family, friends, or community for help and support. They encourage parents to be positive and optimistic, and to remember that this too shall pass.
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