23 Mar '11, 3am

Our reader says young parents should stop looking to the Government for handouts.

DESPITE the slew of pro-family measures implemented and the introduction of a Child Development Credit scheme for Singaporean children aged six and below, married working mothers continue to gripe about the Government not providing more funds to help young parents cope. Having children is a personal choice. Couples should stop waiting for handouts before deciding to have babies. Mothers already receive paid maternity leave of 16 weeks and more tax incentives to encourage them to work. First-time parents enjoy larger baby bonus and couples who go for in-vitro fertilisation treatment have more financial support. The Government has also set up more childcare centres over the last few years.

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