Years ago, Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung learnt a lesson when he was teaching his daughter how to ride a bicycle. As an overprotective father, he wanted to hold on to the back of the bicycle in case she fell - but she could not find her balance if he continued doing so.
He concluded: The young are often better at keeping up with the fast-changing world than those who are older - and as parents, sometimes the best thing that can be done for them is to "know when to let go, and what to let go of".
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