Karen Skinulis has worked as a parenting counselor and parenting workshop leader for more than 20 years. She became a registered psychotherapist in 2016. She is a sought-after speaker and the co-author of Parent Talk, Practical Parenting, and Classrooms That Work, all of which are national bestsellers. Karen has been a guest parenting expert for a variety of popular news media -- the Globe and Mail, CBC, Global TV, and City Life magazine.
She has helped thousands develop effective strategies for behavior, based on a respectful, democratic approach to parenting.
Karen began her career as a Montessori teacher and later became the director of the Ontario Parenting Education Centre. She has spoken to thousands of parents over her career, advocating positive parenting approaches on a wide range of topics. Her goal is to help parents set the stage for strong, positive relationships with their child that will foster cooperation and healthy self-esteem. Her new e-book, The Parenting Toolkit: Ten Extraordinary Inventions Guaranteed to Solve Real, Everyday Problems, is available on Kobo.