Common Problems Kids of OFWS Face
1.Communication is hard.
2. Some things are impossible to explain.
3. Regardless of your country, parents always love their kids to bits, it’s exaggerated.
4. They can’t help but express their love and support by buying things.
The guy I was dating ended things a few weeks ago… Today I got a package from my dad. pic.twitter.com/ayIrSKL9Cj
— Mandi Saville (@mandicarol4) July 8, 2019
5. Christmas Day reactions because you had to spend it without one or both of your parents.
Parents who work abroad assume that their kids understand the reason for their decisions. However, it might be worth knowing that sometimes, this assumption is based on the false premise that children are mindful of the benefits they are receiving. While Philippine households view overseas work as a means to provide a better future to their kids, the lack of intimacy and bonding, as well as the other dilemma that the children face remain unclear.
So if you have kids and are in the process of deciding about whether to work abroad or not, ask yourself, do your children really understand why you are leaving? Is it really for their future? Is the years of separation worthwhile?