The Busy Mom and Dad
Life in Canada is especially stressful for those who are accustomed to the emotional and affirmational support of family, extended family, and servants or other helpers. Support networks shrink for many migrants who discover that they do not have the support they received back home or elsewhere. Learning to juggle completing responsibilities with limited resources of time, money and energy becomes an overwhelming task for IENs who can not find time to study and practice their English: whether or not they have subscribed to CELBANPrep and become part of the CELBANPrep family. Many are new mothers, for the first time, or have several children. Some have two jobs. Others are going to school while working. These Busy Moms and Dads are constantly juggling responsibilities, rarely finding time for self care.