Minor Issues: Too tired to be there for your kids? Consider 'retire now, work later'

A parent can fall into an infinite loop of tasks, leaving little energy to nurture the children.
A parent can fall into an infinite loop of tasks, leaving little energy to nurture the children.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Are you too tired to parent? Do you sometimes feel anxious, frustrated and confused at having to juggle work and family? Are you trapped in the rat race of making a living and providing for the family?

The term "rat race" aptly evokes the metaphor of people behaving like rats in a cage, running pointlessly in the cage's spinning wheel. Much energy is expended, with little achieved.

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