04 Mar '12, 6am

Want more babies? Then help parents be parents #singapore #babies

Want more babies? Then help parents be parents #singapore #babies

Plugging my wife’s article published in my paper on Friday. Personally, I feel there’s an easy solution to the issue of paternal leave and getting fathers to be more involved in parenting – allow child-rearing to be part of our NSmen’s reservist duties. There are very little perks in being a Singapore born male versus foreigners. This can be one of the steps toward tipping the scale for balance. Ten years of reservist is a long long time. I still have at least five more years to go before I am allowed to stash away my green uniform. The amount of time I waste at RT, IPT, IPPT, silent mob, open mob, this open house that open house, guard duties, etc can be much better spent bringing up my son. If MP Janil Puthucheary can claim credit for contributing to our nation by “spending 10 years saving kids’ lives” in his job as a pediatrician ; it probably isn’t too far-fetch to con...

Full article: http://alvinology.com/2012/03/04/want-more-babies-then-he...

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