Confessions of a protective dad on the first day of school

From taking the kids to school to getting involved as parent volunteers, dads make a difference when they show up for their kids.

A healthy parental involvement in school and children’s community activities can be vital in easing the big transitions in life for them. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM
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I must confess I am both exhilarated and exhausted, having spent the past month preparing my children for this new academic year. 

With the benefits of experience and hindsight, this time, my wife and I devised a strength-based, divide-and-conquer plan. While she settled the haircuts and uniforms, drawing on her eye for aesthetics, I procured the textbooks and sorted out the transport and tuition arrangements as the chief logistician in the family. 

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