Minor Issues

Moved to become a better mum

Here's what I learnt about parenting after sobbing my way through these tear-jerkers on film and television


This month, big and small screens have been awash with shows about mothers. Cashing in on the Mother's Day commercial wave, I scoff. But I end up watching anyway.

Alone, I give in to the emotional manipulation of seasoned directors and let the tears stream down my face. I cry so much, I get a headache.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2021, with the headline 'Moved to become a better mum'. Subscribe