When kids misbehave, don't blame the parents

I believe that when a child creates a public nuisance, it is due to his inherent personality, which is unlikely to change

Earlier this week, I was on the train from Bishan to Dhoby Ghaut when a fight broke out.

Not a physical altercation, but a loud argument. It was loud enough to make passengers look up from watching Korean dramas on their mobile phone, but not sensational enough for them to start filming for citizen journalism site Stomp.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 05, 2018, with the headline 'When kids misbehave, don't blame the parents'. Print Edition | Subscribe