05 Feb '12, 4pm

An article that MOS @chuanjin1 shared. I’m beginnin to learn frm scratch agn on spending quality time with my children.

Recently, I took a day's leave from work to accompany my six-year-old son to his dental check-up. The appointment was in the afternoon and, having the morning free, I wondered if I should take him and his younger brother out. I decided on quality one-on-one time alone with my elder son before he started primary school in the New Year. And so, despite my younger boy's protest at being left out, I dropped him off at the childcare centre, then went for a leisurely breakfast with my elder son. We planned the day's activities over a morning brew and his favourite pancakes. My son enthusiastically suggested we go to the zoo. I pointed out that time and the weather didn't permit that. He was surprisingly unfazed, and was game for my idea of watching a movie instead. It struck me how much easier it was to manage him on his own, than when he had to vie with his little brother for m...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Columns/ParenttoParent/EDC1201...

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