Tuning into my tween son's frequency

My pre-teen now uses grunts in lieu of words and tolerates my presence in small doses. But when the stars align and we manage to connect, I enjoy his company tremendously

The day after his last Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) paper, I took my son along to run some errands.

I picked up some groceries and he bought a few things for an upcoming chalet stay with his friends. Then we browsed in a toy store, stopped for coffee and went home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Tuning into my tween son's frequency'. Print Edition | Subscribe