09 Nov '11, 11pm

Teachers, don't leave the kids alone

SINGAPORE: Parenting, according to Dr Tan Lai Yong, is a double-edged sword which can produce either the best scholars, or the worst crooks. And the medical doctor, a plenary speaker on the second day of the inaugural Character and Citizenship Conference, thinks that the state of parenting in Singapore is heading south. "Parenting skills are stagnating or even degenerating," said Dr Tan, who was featured on Channel NewsAsia as one of the Asians of the Year in 2009. At the conference, Dr Tan shot the audience this question: "What is the big deal about driving kids to school?" Parents, he said, are not preparing their children well enough to survive in a challenging world. "This is a tough world. We want our children to grow up tough yet compassionate, and integrity is the way. Merely studying is not enough anymore." Instead, parents should focus on spending more time with t...

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