Who's to blame when a child goes 'beyond parental control'?

Playing truant from school, getting involved with gangs and stealing are some of the issues that can leave parents at their wit's end.
Playing truant from school, getting involved with gangs and stealing are some of the issues that can leave parents at their wit's end.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - For over a year, Madam N tried to get her teenage daughter to stop smoking, stealing and playing truant.

She even transferred her daughter to another school to keep her away from peers she felt were a bad influence.

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