Kathy’s career includes stints as a Child Protection Worker and director of a family services agency. She has a diploma in Community Service, a BA in applied social services, and is a Certified Canadian Family Educator (C.C.F.E.). She is the Parenting Education Advisor to the Council of Parent Participation Preschools in BC, and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Kathy is chair of Corinne’s Quest: End Physical Punishment of Children. This is a national campaign seeking repeal of the Canadian law which permits parents and teachers to strike children. She and her husband have two grown children, and three grandchildren. She lives in New Westminster, BC.
Kathy has produced and hosted a television program and a radio show offering advice to parents. She has written columns for 24 Hours (Vancouver’s leading commuter daily newspaper), the Toronto Star and Today’s Parent magazine. She also writes a column for the North Shore News. She is also the author of three parenting books, Who’s In Charge Anyway?, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home and Vive la Difference.=. She also produces a helpful newsletter for parents and professionals
Her materials are based on a framework called P.U.R.E Parenting.
P — is a parenting plan
U — is unconditional love
R — is respect for your child as he is right now
E — is encouragement
These make up the framework of any resources that will come from Parenting Today. These four pillars are the essential ingredients for raising healthy children who will develop into capable young men and women.