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Don't sweat the small school stuff: Understanding children can help minimise stress for parents

Understanding one's children and guiding them can help minimise stress for parents and maximise their kids' academic potential

Imagine you are on a sailing ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with just your spouse and the ship's crew.

There is a heavy storm and there is a chance the ship may sink. The crew prepares the lifeboat, which is big enough for all of you.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2018, with the headline 'Don't sweat the small school stuff'. Print Edition | Subscribe