The Life List: NMP Prof Lim Sun Sun on 5 parenting perils to avoid

In Professor Lim Sun Sun's book, she describes parents in Singapore as being contactable at all times by their children, educators and fellow parents. ST PHOTO: JOEL CHAN
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SINGAPORE - Once, on a work trip to Montreal, Professor Lim Sun Sun was startled awake by a 2am telephone call from her son's teacher.

Calling from Singapore in the afternoon, more than 12 hours ahead, the science teacher asked Prof Lim to source the new workbook her son needed for term two, as stocks had run out at the school's book shop.

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