My husband spends all his time at home playing video games and is reluctant to share any housework or help the children with their school work. How can I make him take up his parenting responsibilities?

A husband needs to have some private moments at home after a long day of work so a wife is advised to avoid chattering all the time. You may try to encourage your husband to consider the interest of the children, enhance their communications and interactions. And you are reminded to talk to your husband in a mild and calm manner. If you deem necessary, you can consult professionals. Our Integrated Family Service Centres provide parent support courses and support services for men which can facilitate couples to share parenting responsibilities.

Source: Ms. Lok, Social Work Consultant, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society