Dads get more involved in parenting but still battle dad guilt, workplace bias

Mr Keith Tan with his wife and their children. Mr Tan had dreams of being a great teacher and father, but found himself barely spending time with his children. ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN
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SINGAPORE - As a teacher of 10 years, Mr Keith Tan, 38, saw first-hand the effect of hands-on parenting.

"I know the model answer to a happy, bright, successful kid. When I talked to the parents of my top students, I could see the bond, the chemistry they had," says the former assistant head of department in a secondary school.

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