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Parenting Showdowns?

parenting showdowns

Are you finding yourself constantly having parenting showdowns with your child? Endless power struggles? Whether it’s parenting throughout a global pandemic or during the best of times, being in conflict with your child is tough.

Parents are being tested more than ever these days. Family tension is elevated as expectations are high to maintain careers while providing full-time care and attention to children at home. Children are experiencing a range of emotions that can be difficult for them to process and understand. Diminished social stimulation from not being able to see friends and/or participate in group activities can present itself with new or exaggerated negative behaviours.

Summer is upon us, but missing is the end-of-school excitement and graduating ceremonies for those finishing elementary and secondary school. Kids are also missing their anticipated summer camps, family reunions, and weekends to amusement parks. While big family adventures are put on hold, and birthdays are held virtually, families are looking for new local creative outlets for fun summer celebrations and outings.

Its difficult for young children to understand and process these “new normals” posing new and unique challenges within the parenting relationship. New behaviours are witnessed or existing ones are amplified.

Find out how working with a Paediatric Social Worker can help your parenthood challenges, including Parenting Showdowns. Interested in learning more, book a Meet & Greet Phone consult or email at

Shannon Burton, Registered Paediatric Social Worker works solely with children, youth, and parents. Her years of experience working within the school board has brought a unique perspective on many child behaviours both experienced in the classroom setting and at home. Shannon provides support for parents looking for guidance and strategies when dealing with parenting showdowns, as well as many other parenting challenges.

Shannon Burton has availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Currently appointments are on a Virtual basis with in-person appointments on a case by case basis.

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