I suspect that my mum still believes in this notion of “Spare the rod and
spoil the child”. Oh, maybe she has mellowed a bit since my youngster years, but that was how I was brought up. Oh yes, there was a cane in
her house when I was little. There was a cane in my house too when my son, Nick
was little. Is there one in your house?
Many modern parents have a different view. A few days ago, I
was at a “mamak” restaurant with my Quay Lo. There was this young mom with two
handsome little boys, one age 4 or 5 and the younger one maybe two sitting just a few