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Dad's turn to stay home

Mum goes on holiday while he stays home with the kids

Published on Aug 24, 2014 1:00 PM
The Pangs, comprising (from left) mum Julie, Matthew, Marcus, Michael and dad Christopher, took part in reality TV show, Mom’s Time Out. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

When real estate agency owner Christopher Pang's wife, Julie, went for a holiday in Vietnam recently, he looked after their three young sons on his own.

It was for a TV show, Mom's Time Out, to see how Asian fathers cope with the kids on their own. The Pangs were chosen from a casting call to be in the new Lifetime Asia reality show, which debuts on Thursday on Lifetime channel (StarHub TV Channel 514) at 9pm.

Over five days, Mr Pang and two other men - one in Malaysia and another in the Philippines - shoulder the responsibility of looking after the young ones with no contact allowed with their wives.

The show documents his solo parenting efforts with his sons Marcus, 12, Michael, eight, and Matthew, four, and how he gets used to being their sole source of emotional support.

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