The childcare juggling act

Summertime throws into relief the mismatch between work and family life.

Working parents in middle-and upper-income families have stitched together activities for their children by now. Maybe the six-year-old is enrolled in art camp and taekwondo, the 10-year-old is learning to code and improving her basketball skills, and a nanny or babysitter fills in the gaps.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2018, with the headline 'The childcare juggling act'. Subscribe