Kathleen McMillan is the director of SouthRidge Early Childhood Learning Centre at SouthRidge Fellowship Baptist Church, Langley BC. She studied ECE at Northwest Baptist Theological College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Briercrest College. She has been working in the ECE field for 30 years. Kathleen and her team started the Early Childhood Learning Centre at SouthRidge in 2013. Teacher by day, writer by night, Kathleen has been teaching and telling artful stories for three decades. She has written 4 children’s books and is a speaker at schools and conferences. She teaches The Stoplight Approach to parents, teachers and children in Canada and Haiti and believes it provides a shared social language for strengthening relationships and understanding how we think and learn.
Workshop Title: Stoplight Approach: My Child’s Brain Does What?
How do you get your home from chaotic to peaceful and reduce the frequency in repeating instructions to your children? The Stoplight Approach gives a framework for a parent’s own self-awareness; teaches how to understand your children’s actions; and it gives you the tools to parent them in a way that meets their need for discipline, love, and safety. It allows parents to integrate their style of parenting within the framework of three simple colours.