Tips on navigating pressures of intensive parenting

A parenting expert said that a younger child may need his parents to apply a more directive approach, while a teen would require greater freedom to make choices.
A parenting expert said that a younger child may need his parents to apply a more directive approach, while a teen would require greater freedom to make choices.ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

SINGAPORE - Focus on the Family Singapore parenting specialist Skye Tan offers some tips for navigating the pressures of intensive parenting.

"It's great that parents are highly aware that they have to be involved in their children's lives. But if a parent gets too caught up in trying to shape their child's life to take a certain path, he or she may unintentionally crush the child's uniqueness and limit their potential for growth."

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