Ghanaian Academic and Quiz Mistress for the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann has stated how tolerant her children have been despite her line of work.
Speaking on how she balances her busy schedule and still manages her family, she stated, “my children know what I do and respect that. They also know I’ll be there for them if they need me urgently.”
In an interview with Rev Erskine on Y 107.9 FM’s Myd Morning Radio Show, she added, “they know I’ll drop anything and be there for them if the need be. So they call on me when they need me and I make sure to show up”.
Moving on, she added that another way she has been able to manage her work and family is by accepting help when necessary.
She indicated, “I never say no to help because sometimes, it’s needed. Just know when, where and whom you need the help from. One of the people who have constantly been there for me and lending me a helping hand is my mother”.
The single mother of three added, “My mother has been very supportive, especially when I gave birth to my first and second daughter in the United States she came all the way to help me take care of them”.
Prof stated that, despite the fact that her children want to have nothing to do with what she is into, she is still happy and will not force any of her children to do what they have no interest in.
By: Gyamfuah Owusu-Ackom