Family joy from 7 kids, four of whom have special needs

Ms Lennie Tan has her work cut out for her - taking care of seven children, four of whom have special needs. But ask how she and her husband have coped since their first child was born nearly 20 years ago, and she is nonplussed.

"There are always challenges, especially the teenage years, which are really trying," said the 43-year-old housewife with a laugh, about her children who have dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2018, with the headline 'Family joy from 7 kids, four of whom have special needs'. Subscribe