Once upon a time, there lived a mother and daughter in a small town in the countryside. The mother had a difficult job working with animals and the daughter was a bright, curious and energetic child.
Every morning, the mother and daughter had to wake up early and complete the household chores before they went to school and work. But one day, the mother felt too tired to do the household chores and asked her daughter to do it instead.
The daughter was still a small kid and didn’t understand why she had to do the chores. But she reluctantly agreed to help her mother. Little did she know that this would be the start of her mother becoming an overbearer.
The next morning, the daughter woke up a bit earlier than usual, and her mother had already started the chores. She asked her daughter to help with the cooking and cleaning, but the daughter was still too young to do anything.
Her mother, however, didn’t care and kept pushing her daughter to do more and more. She said that the daughter ‘has to learn to do things on her own’.
The daughter felt overwhelmed and helpless. She was too small to do everything her mother asked her to do. She felt like her mother was pushing her too hard, and she didn’t know how to express her feelings.
The daughter started to get more and more frustrated as days went by. She wanted to have a break from all the chores and have some time for herself. But her mother kept pushing her to do more and more.
Finally, one day the daughter had had enough. She expressed her feelings to her mother and told her that she was too young to do all the chores.
At first, her mother didn’t understand what she was trying to say. But eventually she realized that she had been overbearing her daughter and apologized for her behavior.
The mother and daughter hugged and cried together, and the daughter felt relieved that her mother finally understood her. From that day onward, the mother decided to cut down her expectations on her daughter and let her have some space to enjoy her childhood.
Moral: Parents should not be overbearing when it comes to their children. They need to understand that children are still growing up and need some space to figure out who they are and what they want in life.