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Dr Karen Soh on motherhood: “The hardest thing is learning to let go”

In 2011, Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother sparked a furore for her brutally honest reflections on her authoritarian parenting style common in Asian households. A decade on, the cultural trope lives on and the term remains synonymous with a harsh and demanding approach. Karen Soh, while mostly no-nonsense in front of her brood, reveal to us a gentler and loving side to tiger parenting. She candidly share the messes and stresses of motherhood and, of course, her secret confessions. Karen Soh, medical director of Privé Clinic, strives to do it all. She spends much of her work day tending...

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Is Shabnam Arashan a tiger mum? She sets the record straight in our May cover story

Call her a tiger mum or helicopter mum, but Shabnam Arashan stands tall in being the mother who tries her very best. From giving up her legal career to learning to let go, she tells Annabel Tan about the joys and struggles of motherhood. Dressed in activewear and toting a gym bag almost half the size of her petite frame, Shabnam Arashan arrives at our interview a little flustered but chipper. “Sorry, it’s been crazy. I had an event this morning and was rushing out of the house after arranging for a parent-teacher meeting with my son’s school,” the mother of one explains, “and please excuse...

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Mother’s Day 2021: Where to pamper mum with an extravagant feast

With Mother’s Day just around the corner on 9 May, it’s about time to start planning on how best to pamper mum. Last year’s occasion was a muted affair due to the Circuit Breaker — which disallowed dining in restaurants and led most of us to turn to food deliveries — so the upcoming one is our chance to really pull out all the stops and give our queens the unforgettable celebrations they deserve. From elegant afternoon tea sets to indulgent boozy brunches and long, lazy lunches, here’s your ultimate Mother’s Day 2021 dining guide. (Main and featured images: Wakanui) If a languid afternoon...

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