No punishments, no timeouts, no bribery. But does it really work? 'Gentle parenting' is a method where "the parent's primary job is to validate the child's feelings." It's been rapidly coming into fashion, particularly among Instagram influencers like Dr Becky Kennedy. However, despite its growing popularity, some parents are concerned about its effectiveness and the high levels of stress they face trying to implement it. Courtney Weaver takes a closer look.