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That willingness to compromise has helped Patrick Elangovan (right) deepen his bond with his oldest child Sean during the pandemic. ST PHOTO: THADDEUS ANG
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SINGAPORE - Mr Patrick Elangovan, 48, grew up in an age where "you didn't even look at your parents eyeball to eyeball".

When his eldest child, Sean, was younger, parenting meant telling him what to do. As he grew into a teenager and challenged Mr Elangovan's instructions, that approach stopped working.

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