Ed Chin - Entrepreneur
“..discipline, accountability but also give them enough room to grow socially to become an independent thinker.”
Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.
How old are your kid(s)?
I have a 10 yr old daughter and a 8 yr boy.
Who is the primary caregiver in the household, and what are you and your partner’s parenting philosophy?
Mom gets most of the credit as the primary caregiver although she also has a full-time job. Our philosophy is a mix between East and West. Emphasis on discipline, accountability but also give them enough room to grow socially to become an independent thinker.
What's your favourite moment in the day with your kid(s)?
When my daughter rushes to the door to hug me when I get home each day from work :)
How do you keep yourself sane?
I meditate, exercise and talk regularly with my mentors and friends. Casual gaming was helpful when I couldn't leave home during COVID lockdown.
Best tech tip on parenting. This can be apps / hardware / gear you use, and how you use them.
I'm using an app called Joon to encourage them to do chores and be accountable.
Most helpful advice you've received as a parent.
Experience is the best teacher. Don't preach, create experience for your kids.
What lessons do you not want your kid(s) to learn?
IQ is not better than EQ.
What was the best lesson you learned from your child?
Honesty is the best policy.
What is your proudest dad moment?
Seeing my son Colin win the Tanglin Club Chess Tournament as an 8yr old, beating adults and kids alike.
If you could ask anyone, dead or alive, for their best parenting tip, who and what would that be?
Mitt Romney. I’d want to understand how he managed to have such a massive family in today's age.
How do you manage technology exposure for your child/children?
I am techie myself, and I learned tech at a young age. As parents, we generally encourage tech exposure but we limit content consumption via tech.
What hobbies do you and your children share?
Biking, swimming, basketball
Finally, your best dad joke!
Q: What does the cell say when its sister steps on its toe?