Millennial Mind

Parents of young children, we are hurting one another

My appeal to fellow parents is to give ourselves, and our children, a break. Ease your foot off the pedal, and declutter our families' lives, the writer says. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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Our children's birthdays have always been a simple affair. We have a cake, with candles and a song. Family members might visit, with a gift or two in hand - a new dress, or a wooden toy. We spend time together in the living room, and then we tuck the young ones into bed.

I never imagined that enrolling my daughter into pre-school could destabilise these homespun rituals. But they did.

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