Reluctant tiger mum: the private tutor

My family and I have just returned from Singapore, where our three children have been attending the local primary schools. Tuition centres in Singapore are more common than supermarkets. You find them on the high street, on the ground floor of your apartment block, and inside shopping
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Reluctant tiger mum: hunting for exam papers

In Singapore there’s a special word for pushy parents: kiasu. It comes from the Hokkien Chinese and it literally means “afraid to lose out”. As I’m rushing to the bookshop to secure a copy of last years’ exam papers – only just released – I realise that the word kiasu could now well a
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