Why I get my kids, aged 20 and 17, to tell me when they go out

Teenagers using a barbecue pit at East Coast Park in March. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE – Our two boys are now 20 and 17, but they still notify us when they go out.

As parents, we are not control freaks who monitor every movement of our kids. But we have developed a simple habit where they give us a heads-up when they deviate from their normal routines.

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