Dou­ble the joy

His two kids com­plete him as a fa­ther and a man.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FAMILY - By TIH SEONG PIN

BE­ING a lov­ing and re­spon­si­ble fa­ther is no easy task as it re­quires a lot of time, ef­fort and “heart”! I have had my fair share of ups and downs, joys and frus­tra­tions, with parenting, which is not just a nine-to-five job but a life­long one.

I be­came a fa­ther in 1997 when my first child, Kah Hui, came into this world. The first few months were in­deed very chal­leng­ing for my wife, Kheng, a school teacher, and me as we made im­mense ad­just­ments to our lives with a new­born child.

We learned to feed, bathe, change the nap­pies and take care of our son while dis­cov­er­ing much about parenting and how a young life lives.

An ac­tive baby, Hui would stay alert till the early hours of the morn­ing. That meant Kheng and I had to take turns to look af­ter him.

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