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Quality time

SALES manager Simon Sue believes in setting aside time for his children. After work each day, he coaches his two school-going children, aged 10 and eight, in Mandarin and Mathematics.

His youngest child is three years old. He also cooks for the family.

“I do a lot of cooking, especially breakfasts and dinners. During weekends, I prepare breakfast together with the kids, depending on what they feel like eating,” says Mr Sue.

He also engages them in sports. They cycle and swim. He taught his daughter to rollerblade. On average, he spends at least three hours a day after work with them. During the weekends, he has an entire day with the children.

Mr Sue says he was motivated to spend more time with his children when his wife was pregnant with their third child in 2006.

“I realised that I spent so much time striving on my personal achievements that I can’t remember how I spent my days with my two elder children. I decided that I must make sure that I enjoy my time spent with all the three of them,” he says.

His wife is a homemaker.

On his role as daddy, he says: “Our children learn from us and emulate us every minute in what we say and do, so setting good examples for them to follow is a life-time role of a father.”

This article was first published in The Sunday Times.

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