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https://honeykidsasia.com/struggles-of-young-mums-in-singapore/

I think this article does a disservice to the true single moms in Singapore ....
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Singapore Teen Mums: Raising 3 Kids Who Have Different Fathers

When kids ask Caden who his father is, he blurts the name of the first father figure which comes to mind. Often, they are his grandpas or uncles who have filled the shoes of his biological dad since he was born.

But to Caden, a complete family is bounded by love, not by blood. He says ‘dad’ is a person who “protects and cares” because the 10-year-old was brought up to do so for others.

In his traditional Chinese home, he cooks ‘typical grandma’ porridge when his mother falls ill, saves pocket money to buy sweets for his 6-year-old brother, Caius, and kisses goodbye to his 8-month-old baby sister, Alessa, before he leaves for school.

When Caden tells me he wants to be a policeman, I ask, “What if someone hurts your mummy?”

“I will take katana chop them!” he assures with a grim face, then laughs and kick-scoots away with Caius, as Alessa eyeballs them silently.

I then watch them spend the next few minutes harassing their mother, Joyce, with incessant questions while I relish every ounce of singlehood.

With no sign of weariness, she entertains their banter about Youtube followers for 10 minutes and nags at them to remain silent on set for the next 20.

“Being a young mum is good because you have the energy to entertain them,” she jokes.

But for the 30-year-old mother of three who has soldiered on through abusive relationships, staying upbeat is a matter of will, not luck.

More at https://www.domainofexperts.com/2018/05/singapore-teen-mums-raising-3-kids-who.html

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