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“I’m going to teach you a lesson…”
Lessons from My Family: Growing up, my grandfather was my primary caregiver. When I was a year old, my mother divorced my dad, left Malaysia where they had intended to set up home, and brought me back to Singapore to move back into her childhood home with her 67 year old Indian dad and 66 year old Chinese mom.
Apr. 25, 2021
Respectful Parenting: Understanding the Basics
Respectful Parenting is the philosophy of legendary infant specialist and educator Magda Gerber and it centres around respect. Respect for ourselves and respect for our children. But how do we put that respect into action? How do we ‘see’ and respect babies and children for who they are?
Sep. 14, 2017
Teaching Consent: Parenting
Advice for Modeling Body Positivity
In our ongoing series on consent, parenting expert Li Ling Phua explains the importance of body positivity and awareness, and why we should try to banish shame from our lives [...] This is a two-part series by Li Ling of [...]
Jan. 17, 2019
How to Handle Boredom
Free play: The many benefits of imaginative, open-ended play include freeing children from expectations and pressure to follow rules or produce a finished work, says Mrs Shumei Winstanley, co-founder of parenting group and social enterprise Chapter Zero Singapore. Lay out materials in an inviting way to encourage creative play, she says.
Dec. 9, 2018
Weekend guide Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Let your kids unleash their creativity and have fun at this pop-up adventure playground by Chapter Zero Singapore today. Aimed at celebrating a child’s right to play, kids can let loose to play with parts such as tyres, cardboard boxes and fabric that are usually considered [...]
Oct. 21, 2016
8 effective ways to discipline without using the cane
However, Phua Liling, a consultant with Chapter Zero Singapore and administrator of the Respectful/Mindful Parenting Singapore Facebook group, notes that research clearly shows that spanking is bad for junior’s development. “Children who are spanked become more [...]
Feb. 8, 2018
Meet the Panel
Kasia is Polish and her expat journey has taken her to London and Singapore, each for five years. She's one of the co-founders of Chapter Zero Singapore, a social enterprise that supports parents of young children in respectful, mindful and evidence-based parenting. She is also a part-time information security consultant.
Jan. 3, 2017
Fun Things to do with Kids this Weekend in Singapore
In collaboration with Pop-Up Adventure Play, Chapter Zero Singapore and Playeum are excited to bring you a Pop-Up Adventure Playground at Playeum this Saturday 9 June 10-11am. Kids can have fun at Playeum for free (normally ticketed) and explore the [...]
Jun. 8, 2018