Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
~ C. Everett Koop
Parents know their child best. All parents want the BEST for their child. As a Calgary based pediatric psychologist, Dr. Crawford values your perspective and experiences and wants to work with you to find and develop solutions to the challenges you experience with your child. The ultimate goal is to help you and your child discover your strengths and your inside and outside resources that will help you grow together feeling understood and valued.
Dr. Crawford works with a diverse range of parents to increase confidence in their abilities to guide their children as they move through the many phases, challenges and experiences that life will present.
Parenting is tough work – so tough that often it feels we’ve attempted nothing tougher. It is also the most rewarding job when it is going well. Most parents can think of countless memories of special cuddles, new achievements and amusing anecdotes. Most parents, too, can think of frustrations and worries, and hard decisions about parenting, sleep, schooling and social activities. Part of parenting is the gathering and perfecting of tools.
When you make an appointment for parenting supports, Dr. Crawford will do a detailed review with parents, and will often ask to meet your child. She will then help you to ascertain what has worked in the past, what hasn’t worked and will then make suggestions about possible approaches for your problem. Be it sleep, tantrums, limit setting or morning routines, all parents have challenges with their children, from time to time.
If you’re looking for help in tinkering in your tool box of parenting strategies, Dr. Crawford is here to help you!