Living Well

A father learns from his children

As imperfect parents, we can learn to be better people if we think about the lessons our offspring have taught us

It was Father's Day last month and many of us fathers, I am sure, received notes of appreciation from our children.

Recently I was in the United States to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday and in Canada for my grandson's graduation from university. All my three children were there and so were three of their own children. These reunions, where the majority of our immediate family members could be together, are rare. They are very precious as my wife and I have lived apart from our children for more than 20 years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'A father learns from his children'. Print Edition | Subscribe