Am I a Normal Parent?

Sara Dimerman, Dip.C.S, C.Psych., is registered as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has been in private practice for almost 30 years and provides counselling to teens, individual adults, couples and families.

In 1990, she founded and is also the Director of the Parent Education and Resource Centre in Thornhill, Ontario. Associates at the Centre offer counselling, parent education and other psychological services all under one roof.

Registered Psychologists assess children and adults for intellectual strengths or weaknesses, emotional concerns, and learning disabilities.

In 1996, the Parent Education and Resource Centre received a recognition award from the York Region Healthy Community Coalition for its outstanding contribution and commitment to healthy communities.

In April 2004, at the York Region’s In Celebration of Women awards ceremony, Sara received an Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sara is a sought after speaker and recognized internationally as a trusted parenting and relationship expert. Her advice can be read and heard on this site, as well as on other popular websites and publications across Canada, the United States and around the world in countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Sara is relied upon by the media: she is regularly quoted in magazine and newspaper articles and appears on radio and television across North America. She is a regular guest on Global TV’s Morning Show, SiriusXM’s Canada Talks and CBC Radio, is a contributor to the Globe and Mail and other print publications.

Beginning in 2012 and for one year, just prior to John Tory leaving NewsTalk 1010 Radio to run as Mayor, Sara was heard weekly on the John Tory Show as his parenting and relationship expert.

With an undergraduate degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University, Sara is able to combine her passion for media with her interest in people and psychology.

Sara is a best selling author. Her first book, Am I a Normal Parent? (Hatherleigh Press, USA) was published in 2008. Her second book, Character Is the Key: How to Unlock the Best in Our Children and Ourselves (Wiley & Sons, Canada) was released in August, 2009 but is being re-released by HarperCollins in 2015 under a new name, How to Influence Your Kids for Good. Her third book, How Can I be Your Lover when I’m Too busy Being Your Mother: The answer to Becoming Partners Again was published by Simon and Schuster Canada in August, 2012. Sara’s latest book, also published by Simon and Schuster, is titled Why Married Couples Don’t Have Sex… At least not with each other!

Sara lives in the Greater Toronto Area, is married and has two daughters, aged 19 and 27.


Click here to download Sara’s press kit (PDF, 1.1MB), which includes an overview of her media appearances, books, and contact information.