Meet The Team
A Little Bit of Chapter Zero History
Chapter Zero started back in 2015 by two mums who were yearning for children to have a childhood with more freedom, play, and respect so they set up the organisation hoping to make a change, with one family at a time.
We founded the Facebook Group Mindful/Respectful Parenting Singapore which now has 19.3K followers and has been instrumental in creating a large supportive community of parents and caregivers.
The natural next step was to meet the growing demand of parents wanting more depth of learning which leads us to where we are today.
- Creating and facilitating in-house workshops 'Respectful Parenting Workshops Series' and 'The Mindful Nanny',
- Expert facilitated playgroups
- Training parents in the internationally known 'Parent Effectiveness Training',
- Hosting talks and events with Nonviolent Communication trainers
- Organising our popular Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds where we give children the opportunity for some child led play and family bonding,
What's next for us? Continue supporting and learning together with caregivers.
Meet The Team
Li Ling Phua is mother of two girls and Director at Chapter Zero. As a former MOE Educator, and home educating parent, Li Ling is passionate about supporting children's development and education respectfully.
She completed training in RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Foundation in Auckland in 2017. Li Ling is also a certified facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting and an Instructor of Parent Effectiveness Training.
A junkie of learning news skills, she taught herself to knit, weave, embroider and is seriously considering trying her hand at sewing clothes next.
Joline Lim is a single mother of two children - aged 6 & 3. She believes she picked up most of her executive functioning skills from working 15 years in the grueling line of F&B.
Having joined the respectful caregiving community in 2016, she has since avidly studied and advocated for practical tools & skills that support the healthy holistic development of both children and caregivers. She has the honour of teaming up with Li Ling to fulfill their common passion of powering with the caregiving community in Singapore. As a Parent Advocate, she enjoys connecting with caregivers and understanding their needs and figuring out ways to support them.
Joline finds joy in the little things such as sipping warm frothy cappuccino on a rainy day, and silly puns. (PS: check out my mug shot.)
Dr Aletheia Lee is a Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®) intern™️and our child development specialist. As a well-travelled Singaporean she has seen how children are appreciated in different cultures around the world. It is these insights that inspire her to create safe spaces and environments that offer young children the freedom to learn and shape their own experiences.
With her qualifications in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and a Masters in Psychology she is well versed in the human psyche.
When she's not at her desk, Aletheia is probably out grabbing coffee, or in the yoga studio, or somewhere on the road outdoors enjoying the planet.
Sophia Klopp is a mother to three children born between 2006 - 2016.
She has transitioned her way from traditional into respectful parenting in 2015. It has been an interesting and some might say hair-raising journey (see picture!) to get her spouse on board and witnessing the difference in all three children who were parented differently in their younger years.
She’s a certified parent educator of Positive Discipline (Nelsen) and practices a combination of NVC, P.E.T. and Positive Discipline, among others.
She believes that one should take what resonates with them and apply it into their own unique journey.
Sophia loves to laugh, play and be silly with her family. During free time, she likes listening to podcasts and binge-watch shows.