“Sometimes I just get so frustrated as a mother that I wonder why I get children. You know especially when the children not listening to me and I feel like if I just going around in circles. Why they must not listen to me and want to do what they want?” she asked, not expecting an answer.

The frustration she spoke about was very evident in her face, her eyes were closed and the wrinkles on her forehead prominent.

She has been a mother for over ten years. She was not a teenage mother but yet she believes she was not ready for motherhood. I approached her after I observed how she reprimanded one of her children in public. The manner in which she did it made it clear that this was a frustrated mother…..

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