Es­ther Ng is an art psy­chother­a­pist who is mar­ried with two grown sons. She shares her ad­vice on our pan­el­lists’ hot but­tons.

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1 Al­low your kids to de­cide what they need “Some­times, par­ents pro­vide tu­ition for their chil­dren as a ‘se­cu­rity blan­ket’ for them­selves, not for their kids. Let your child de­cide whether they need tu­ition and how much they need.”

2 Mak­ing shared par­ent­ing a smoother ride “Both par­ties need to un­der­stand that it’s a part­ner­ship and re­spect each other’s rights and need for per­sonal space. Chil­dren grow­ing up un­der such care will also be more likely to learn about com­pro­mise and sup­port.”

3 Stay healthy as a stay-at-home mum “Set aside time for your­self – sing in the bath, read a book and watch tele­vi­sion so that you don’t shut your­self off from the world.”

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