Everybody has a different take on how they want to parent their kids. While some take a more authoritarian approach, others like Elaine Teo, co-founder of Oatbedient, are more liberal. She allows her children (a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy) to make their own decisions when it comes to certain things, such as what to get from the supermarket. And while academic achievements are important, Elaine prioritises her children’s mental health.
Below, she shares with us her approach to parenting, as well as how she deals with stress and burnout as a working mum.