Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
I don’t believe I am alone in saying that one of the things I like least about travel are airports – especially during peak periods when students and their families flock South to escape the cold of Winter. There are always long line ups, delays and depending on the weather conditions at hom...Read Is it ok to pull your child out of school to travel?
Article in Parents Canada about how to handle relatives who overstep boundaries with your children.Read How to deal with overbearing relatives
I was an independent, motivated student and so my parents never felt the need to watch over me to make sure my school work was done. They trusted that I knew what I was doing and so long as I continued to prove them right, they left me alone.
I understand that not every student is motivated or eager...Read Helping with homework: when does help become a hindrance?
I finally did it! Their furry faces with big black eyes have been sitting in the corner of my basement for many years. Every time I looked at them I experienced a combination of feeling sentimental and annoyed. Sentimental because they have been a part of my life since I was a child. Annoyed because...Read Letting Go
Article in Parents Canada about communication with your kids.Read How to get your kids to open up
Article in Parents Canada about children walking to school by themselves.Read My child wants to walk to school by herself
Over the past few weeks, I have spent some time responding to parents and the media about how to handle kid’s questions fostered by the awareness that something not too good is happening with Toronto’s Mayor.
I believe there’s actually been quite a bit of good that’s come out...Read On Mayor Rob Ford
Article in the Globe and Mail about exorcising personal demons and guilty thoughts.Read This Halloween, try exorcising your personal demons