How to not be a shouty parent

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Ms Joline Lim read parenting books and took parenting courses to learn how to get her son James to cooperate with her without her having to punish, force or threaten him in an angry manner.
Ms Joline Lim read parenting books and took parenting courses to learn how to get her son James to cooperate with her without her having to punish, force or threaten him in an angry manner.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Tired of tantrums and ineffective discipline, parents are taking parenting courses to manage both theirs and their children's anger

There was snapping but no napping - that was the moment Ms Joline Lim realised her approach towards disciplining her child was not working out.

Her son James, then 18 months old, had been resisting his regular nap for weeks. Speaking firmly or cajoling him made no impact.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 23, 2020, with the headline 'How to not be a shouty parent'. Print Edition | Subscribe