03 Sep '11, 9pm

Surprise - your kids might teach you something back

Parents will find themselves faced with issues on raising kids. There's the obvious financial planning that's needed, which starts from even before the baby is born until death do you part. And trust me, it doesn't get any easier unless you win the next S$10-million Toto draw - every year for the next 10 years. But once baby pops out, you immediately need to figure out the less tangible aspects of parenthood. Such as: How do you want to raise your kids - go with "Tiger Mum" Amy Chua's "tough love" stance or adopt a more free-and-easy "all you need is love" philosophy? Whatever it is, though, I think I can safely say we want them to learn the best values in life - no matter what creed, language, race or religious background we come from. That's why we want to send our kids to the best schools. That's why we enrol them in enrichment classes. That's why we give them handy hin...

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