JOSEPHINE TEO: STRAITS TIMES MIGHT NOT HAVE CAPTURED EVERYTHING THE WAY I INTENDED

LET’S TALK ABOUT MARRIAGE AND PARENTHOOD

Social media was abuzz with The Straits Times coverage of my interview. They might not have captured everything in the way I intended. But in all seriousness, we need an honest conversation on how, as a society, we can get ready for Millennial families.

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Every way I turn, I see more of our Millennials boldly stepping up to overturn long-held assumptions about what #Singaporeans can and cannot achieve. They inspire me a great deal. You probably know such Millennials too.

The pioneer generation helped to create a #Singapore that no one could have imagined. I am ever grateful. And yet, at the same time, when I look at our Millennials, I am brimming with hope that a new generation of pioneers is emerging, specifically, in terms of how they will meet both family and career aspirations in new, imaginative ways.

I wrote an op-ed in the The Straits Times to share how we can better support Millennial families in their journeys towards marriage and parenthood. More to come in the next few weeks.

With bold collective actions in the areas of housing, pre-school services, workplace and community support, we can give more Millennials the confidence that marriage and parenthood are Achievable, Enjoyable and Celebrated!

Jo Teo

#OurSGFamily

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