Taming the me-first mentality

It started as a way for our children to be of service to others. But our monthly visits to a nursing home have also forced me out of my comfort zone

For some time now, my husband and I have been thinking of ways to involve our two kids in activities that would help curb their me-first mentality.

Like many children in Singapore, they are blessed enough to lead a comfortable life, but not attuned enough to appreciate their good fortune.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 14, 2018, with the headline 'Taming the me-first mentality'. Print Edition | Subscribe