Today many mothers household dizziness. Just imagine, almost all basic food prices rise due to soaring oil prices rapidly. Job with adequate income is difficult to obtain. Many of the domestic industry out of business. Finally, not the least of fathers who are dismissed from work place.
In general, the country's economic crisis became the base of the main issues of family financial crisis.
One mother complained about the financial condition of the household. Her husband's income is not enough for a family with four children. Rather than send their children to schools that adequate (let alone the quality), the daily meal was likely less. Milk for toddlers are no longer able to be bought. For him, especially the nutritional quality of education is no longer unthinkable. So how tips?
1. Counting More Carefully
The financial crisis finally require that the housewives need to be able to count more carefully. Work outside the home often is not the appropriate solution, especially if you have children under five. of course this is nothing unusual for western society.
Islam set the primary responsibility of women who have married are as mothers and domestic regulators. Care, parenting, early childhood education is the thing that was sacrificed when the mother left the house for work. Not to mention the household setting affair that is still his responsibility, although he was allowed to work but it becomes a last resort.
To that end, the first thing to do when the financial crisis is a set of household needs is a priority. Several steps can be done by mothers:
1. Detailing the budget for basic necessities such as rice daily, side dishes, fuel, electricity, water, etc., then separate them. Although a bit, try to save money. At least, for the purposes of the unexpected.
2. Eliminating snack habits in children. Most low-nutrient snacks now. My mother had to familiarize children with foods that are highly nutritious.
3. Need skilled cultivate a healthy meal menu. Food processing is very important skills learned by the mothers (and expectant mothers).
4. Choosing a cheap place to shop for pressing budget.
2. If forced to work
If the mother had to work, the main thing to consider is not to leave or ignore the primary responsibility as a mother and household manager.
Often we think that the work is in offices, shops, or factories. Whereas the core to overcome the family finances just to get additional revenue. A lot of effort that could be a mother to have additional revenue, if the business her husband had reached the maximum limit. For example by cooking or sewing skills, but can meet the needs of the household, he sold it to neighbors. There is also a clever housewife trade. While visiting neighbors, relatives, or communication via telephone, he actively offers his wares. Quite a lot of activity supplement family incomes that can be done at home, without leaving the family.
3. Joint Husband-Wife
Weighing the financial crisis faced by the family will feel lighter when shared by husband and wife as two companions. This is where the importance of cooperation, communication, and support each other when problems whack.
Wives who do not communicate the difficulty of raising children, managing households, and manage finances in times of crisis that will only bury the problem sticking to the conflict in the household.
The husband who usually do not know much about the jump in the prices of essential goods, difficulties to get kerosene, suddenly surprised when not end of the month, spending the money his wife was gone. It's not impossible husband thinks, onscreen that can not be frugal.
Unfortunately, the wife often unable to communicate the difficulty in handling the household, and her husband used to see it as a super woman. Though the problems in the household meruak mostly just because it does not happen cooperation and good communication between husband and wife in the face of crisis. If so, mutual understanding can not be grown.
Households that are built together will work well if each feeling of belonging. The wife will be willing to help her husband cope with the financial crisis, because it is not her husband and her children are part of the household as well. Husband sincere help when his wife is tired of taking care of household and their children, because they are not people who are under the aegis and protection. Communication and cooperation among them should be better than two people who are friends.
Messenger of Allah. He said: "Verily, women are brothers. "(Abu Dawud and an-Nasa'i).