Intensive parenting then and now

Many mothers feel the need to be as involved as possible in their children's development. Experts and mums share their take

In previous generations, children typically scoot away to play when mum is making dinner.

But even if she is busy cooking, stay-at-home mother Suhaila Subtu will at times try to be involved when her youngest child, Ayla Zulaykha, four, is drawing or playing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Intensive parenting then and now'. Print Edition | Subscribe