Motherhood: An earthquake with many aftershocks

SINGAPORE - For what seemed like an eternity, I stood at the bus stop, willing my son to appear each time a bus pulled up. As my mind churned with worry, it dawned on me that I was braving a new frontier in my journey as a mum.

For the first time since my son was born, I had no idea where he was or how to reach him. This erosion of control, I realised, could be the new normal when my 12-year-old enters teenhood.

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