Bio - 1970 - 2000

1970 – Graduate of McMaster University in Sociology and Psychology

1970 to 1981- Worked at: Chedoke McMaster Hospitals with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents under supervision of child & family psychiatrists; Halton Children’s Aid Society as a support to parents with troubled children.

1981 – Founded Positive Parenting Inc. (now Barbara Burrows Parenting) offering ongoing lectures, seminars and courses for parents or professionals.

1987 – Psychotherapist in private practice.

1987 to 2003 – Founded & published Parent to Parent Magazine, (became Barbara Burrows Parenting Magazine) Canada’s only parenting publication focusing exclusively on child & family emotional development & health.

1994┬áto 2009 – Syndicated newspaper parenting columnist (Circulation: up to 200,000)

1995 – CBC’s “the fifth estate” in researching parent education found parents made the most gains with Barbara Burrows

1995 – Developed International Board of Advisors for Parent to Parent Magazine.


Bio 2000 – 2017