She put three-year-old Ariel down for her nap before a Zoom interview so she would not be disturbed. Kyra, 10, and Zach, eight, were supposed to finish their homework.
“The two older kids thought it was very funny to interrupt me and make ‘bunny ears’ on me. They started throwing a Frisbee across the room. No matter how many ‘dagger eyes’ I tried to shoot at my misbehaving kids, they didn’t take the hint,” recalls Ms Chee, 38, a former secondary school teacher who also has a diploma in Montessori education. She is a parenting coach who also runs a subscription box service, EllieFun Box, with a partner.