Today’s children are an entitled lot, proclaims actress Joanne Peh, who is pregnant with her second child. “Everyone has witnessed a screaming child in a restaurant before. He or she is wailing for an ice cream dessert and the parents are so embarrassed and flustered that they quickly order it just to keep the child quiet.”
And it’s not just a Singaporean phenomenon. When she moved to Beijing with her husband, actor Qi Yuwu, in 2015 after she gave birth, Joanne found herself surrounded by kids from single-child families who all seemed to behave with the same disrespect.
Horrified by such over-concerned and protective parenting, she was determined to raise her own daughter, now 12 months old, right. That is, as an “unentitled” child.
Fresh from rounding up four months of extensive travelling for Unique Towns, a TV series that explores interesting places around the world, Joanne shares her strategies for child-raising and how she’s striving to be the best parent she can be.
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