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Meet The Team

Our 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, one family at a time.

In the same year, we created the Facebook Group  Respectful/Mindful Parenting Singapore which now has more than 22,000 members and has been instrumental in creating a large supportive community of parents and caregivers.


As the community grew, a higher need for supporting parents and caregivers of tweens (9yo to 12yo) and teens (13yo to 19yo) presented itself, so in 2021, the Respectful/Mindful Parenting Tweens and Teens Singapore community was born. 


From when we started, we saw a growing demand of parents and caregivers wanting more depth of learning in the respectful and mindful caregiving approach. The natural next step was to meet that need, which leads us to where we are today.


- Creating and facilitating in-house workshops 'Respectful Parenting Workshops Series' and 'The Mindful Nanny',

- Training parents in the internationally known 'Parent Effectiveness Training' and 'Positive Discipline',

- Hosting talks and events with Nonviolent Communication trainers

- Expert facilitated playgroups

- Organising  our popular Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds where we give children the opportunity for some child led play and family bonding

- Working with schools and corporate organisations in facilitating workshops for their employees and clientele

We are continually evolving and we invite you to share your journey with us!

Meet The Team

LI LING is a mother of two girls and Director at Chapter Zero Singapore. As a former MOE Educator, and home educating parent, Li Ling is passionate about supporting children's development and education respectfully.

Certified in Parent Effectiveness Training, Self-Reg™️ and Circle of Security Parenting, Li Ling has supported many parents, educators and social workers in becoming more mindful and compassionate in their interactions with children. She has also completed training in

RIE® (Resources for Infant Educarers) Foundation

in Auckland in 2017.


She is a Nonviolent Communication practitioner and receives great joy in helping homes and classrooms become safe havens where individuals can form authentic relationships with themselves and others.


A junkie of learning news skills, she taught herself to knit, weave, embroider and is seriously considering trying her hand at sewing clothes next.

Li Ling Phua

JOLINE is a single mother of two children aged 7 and 4 years old.


Having joined the respectful caregiving community in 2016, she has since been avidly practicing and advocating for practical tools and skills that support the healthy holistic development of children and caregivers.


She has the honour of teaming up with Li Ling Phua as Chapter Zero’s Co-Directors to fulfill their common passion of powering with the caregiving community in Singapore towards a more compassionate and trauma-informed world.


Joline is currently discovering how respectful caregiving has been vital towards the emotional and mental wellness support of her children, especially with their transition into co-parenting and with a recent diagnosis of ADHD for her firstborn.

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.)

Joline Lim

Dr ALETHEIA LEE is a RIE® Associate and our child development specialist. Working and learning with communities around the world, she has seen how children are supported and raised in different cultures. She continually aspires to create safe spaces and environments that offer adults and young children the freedom to learn and shape their own experiences.

With a DPhil in Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics and a Masters in Psychology, she is passionate about the human design and combines insights about the brain, mind, body, and spirit, along with Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach. 

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.

Aletheia Lee

SOPHIA is a mother to three children born between 2006 - 2016. She believes that parenting is an intentional journey of self-discovery, reparenting, repair and connection.


Sophia 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.


As a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Trauma-Informed Facilitator and Respectful Parenting advocate, Sophia is passionate about helping parents, caregivers and educators build authentic relationships with children.


Her sessions have covered Positive Discipline tools that teaches children important social and life skills and also Mindful Communication based on Parent Effectiveness Training (PET) and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).


Sophia loves to laugh, play and be silly with her family. During free time, she likes listening to podcasts and binge-watch shows.

Sophia Klopp.jpeg
Sophia Klopp

LIE YING is a mindfulness Teacher certified by the Awareness Training Institute and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. She has completed a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program led by leading mindfulness experts Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, under the mentorship of Kaira Jewel Lingo.


She chanced upon mindfulness in 2013, during a 

period of extreme marital stress. Hearing mindfulness might be the answer to address her sense of helplessness at that time, she gave it a try and never looked back. 

She is passionate and committed to helping others find more balance and clarity in their lives through mindfulness practice. 


Lie Ying  loves to look at the sky, close her eyes and feel the wind. In her free time, she likes to play board games, play the kalimba and listen to audio books. 

Lie Ying

AMINAH is a mother to two boys and a certified Level 3 Forest School Leader with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, She is the co-founder of Hundred Paths- a forest school. Prior to joining the forest school industry, she was in the preschool industry for 15 years. 


Her teaching journey has led her to embracing a child-led approach towards learning and exploring. She believes that children are capable, resourceful, insightful, compassionate and competent

When she's not working, she takes delight in reading. She loves the smell of books and wishes she could sit in a library all day long-reading books on nature, unstructured play and trauma healing. She also finds comfort in painting and going for runs. 

Aminah Abdul Latif

'ATIKAH is a stay at home mom to a toddler and two furry kitty cats. 


Despite having a background in sales and scheduling, she made a career switch and taught in preschool for 5 years with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She learnt about Respectful Parenting when she became a mother and has since been a big advocate for it. She strongly believes in the healing power of nature and being outdoors,  the Montessori Method and unstructured play. 

When not outside in a park somewhere with her little one, 'Atikah enjoys reading multiple books all at once (especially about play), the warmth of a hot cup of coffee and sewing children clothes.

'Atikah Kamsani
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