Hands-on dads, happy kids

Children tend to do better in school when their fathers are actively involved in their learning journey

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Mr Sanjeev Sibal, 45, wanted to be more involved in his children's school lives, but his demanding travel schedule as a ship manager - he was home for about 15 days a month on average - meant he could supervise homework only via video calls.

While the pandemic left him grounded, it also presented the opportunity to spend more time with his kids.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 18, 2021, with the headline Hands-on dads, happy kids. Subscribe