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Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby Oppsgal » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:42 am

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 77/1/.html

:shrug: I can only do so much... with no income to support, no environment to support. :sad:

Getting married also don't mean got more children. Just my thoughts.

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby Sim TT » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:50 pm

get married already one step for govt, so they donch need take care of u when u alone. at least your spouse will or should take care until one of u die lor.

children also no guarantee will take care parents.

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby Oppsgal » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:54 pm

:? Take care of singles? In what way?

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby pair » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:47 pm

Well fertility rate decreases in Singapore that is why Government encourages singles to get married and this is the personal decision of every individual that he/she want to get married or not.

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby janet88 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:53 pm

pair wrote:Well fertility rate decreases in Singapore that is why Government encourages singles to get married and this is the personal decision of every individual that he/she want to get married or not.


If a couple wants kids, they will go ahead to procreate...whether there is baby Bonus or not. If they do not want, no amount of baby bonus will tempt them at all. Some couples have 4...so money is not an issue for them.
Giving birth is no big thing for most women...it's the looking after and educating which is tough. Some men or women just dislike kids. Getting people to marry is no guarantee they will have kids.

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby Oppsgal » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:21 am

Have kid, have to also put into the consideration on how much to raise one. Cannot anyhow have so many kids.

Came across this article, not sure how true:
http://www.healthxchange.com.sg/healthy ... Child.aspx

If have more kids, where is the money coming from?

Actually I felt that baby bonus hardly cover much... Once my kid is born already used up- diapers, milk powder, hospital bills all add up...After wards, more fees to add on - childcare fees also high.. :moneyflies:

We still have to top up much much more on top of the "baby bonus". So stick to one kid for now. :shrug:

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby MadScientist » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:28 am

The generational disconnect is so apparent!

There is a generation of boomers, a generation of "damaged" X-ers, and lofty GenY-ers.

The gap is easy to bridge, but are we ready to admit past mistakes and "repent" to undo a generation or two of damage by biting the bullet??

The boomers are high, the Xers are doing much to be keeping up, the Yers are in a different world.

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Re: Govt encourages more singles to get married

Postby justlatte » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:21 pm

can get married and take the risk if you really love your partner and both equally committed to making it work. both will make mistakes along the way and must learn how to forgive. otherwise better don't because divorce rates is very high and life is very stressful already in sg why want to drag another person. must find someone who can support you rather than treat each other as liability. I kinda agree with this blogger when he say sg is more suitable for those who want to work, ambitious and want to be very successful in life.

http://unbrandedbreadnbutter.wordpress. ... a-langgar/

...And if we delve further, we realised that in the overall working environment in Singapore, it favours a straight married couple (who might not have a clue of what is work-play balance) with no or one children, very much committed to their jobs, and entirely cooperative parents and siblings who don’t give too much trouble. Be sure to be able to afford full day child care as your parents might stay faraway because you are living in a new estate. Maybe an understanding boss so that you can leave work on time if not the child care centre will fine you. Pack some unhealthy food from kopitiam as dinner and go back to continue working again. If you have an hour before you sleep, check out the latest handbags, gadgets and new car models hitting town.

Yet, amongst this craziness of what we call a unique Singapore dream, we’re asking our young couples have more live firing sessions and raise the TFR rate (work long hours, stay far away from town, train spoil, taxi in cte catch fire, super jam, go back mother call to say HDB send her letter in English she don’t understand, wife can’t decide what to eat, work long overdue and still must got energy to do monkey business!!). And when some Singaporeans rise to the occassion (no pun intended) and indeed build a bigger family, it is called ‘over-stretched’...

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