Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
I was enjoying lunch with a divorced friend, when talk turned to marriage and relationships. She asked: “if you met your husband for the first time today, would you be interested in going on a second date with him?” Apparently, unlike many other women to whom she has posed the same ques...Read A revealing question regarding your relationship
When I meet a couple for the first time, I ask questions so that I can get to know each of them as individuals, as well as how they interact and operate as a couple. Often, the discussion will lead us in the direction of their sleeping habits and patterns, along with whether they share the same bedr...Read “You’re snoring again!”
Following the tragic van attack in Toronto on April 23, 2018, I was asked by CBC Radio to comment (segment starts at 1:58) on how we have been impacted and affected on a psychological level. Here are my thoughts:
As a psychologist, what impact do you think that this has had on the public?
What I thi...Read #TorontoStrong
There are no words. No words to comfort a parent who has lost a child. No words to lift the darkness that has enveloped their world.
In response to the terrible tragedy that has affected so many families following an accident that led to so many innocent lives being lost in Saskatchewan, Im writing ...Read How to help a grieving parent – in memory of lives lost in Saskatchewan
There are rumblings in the USA that a lawmaker in Pennsylvania is wanting to pass a bill that will hold parents responsible for their children’s bullying behaviour. According to an article at thestar.com parents would be fined up to $750.00 if their children don’t stop their bullying beh...Read Should parents be held responsible for their child’s bullying behaviour?
I was recently invited to be a guest on a radio show to chat about an article that focussed on the idea of schools banning “best friends.”
After reading it, I recognized two parts to this story.
One is regarding whether or not schools have the right to ban students from having a best fri...Read Best friends forever
The end of a year and beginning of the next is often a time for reflection. Time to consider both good and bad from the year that’s been and to plan for changes and good intentions for the year to come.
Along with reflecting back and planning for the future, the new year is also a time for res...Read Meaningful and Mindful New Year
On Facebook, someone posted a video of a mother feeding her infant child. You may wonder what’s so special about that. Well, in this video, the mother, with her toddler alongside her, was spoon feeding her infant while he lay flat on his back on what looked like a diaper change table. Other th...Read Why Preschoolers Are In So Much Trouble