Pressure on Parents Rises as the Pandemic Drags On

By Hasanah Akhir

December 2021 FEATURE
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Awin's family during board game time.
DURING COVID, PARENTS have been forced to assume full child-rearing duties, including playing the role of educator; these responsibilities used to be shared with childcare centres and schools. Many initially loved spending more time with their children, but as the pandemic wore on, they soon found themselves stretched thin, juggling work and childcare. Without a support system, it was only a matter of time before fatigue eventually set in. Raj* loves his time with his two toddlers. But now that...

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Hasanah Akhir

is advocate for family inclusiveness. She is currently working at the Family and Children’s Affairs Department of the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).