Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
I came across an article in a daily national newspaper about a day care that the writer, Leah McLaren, had recently visited and their ‘no photo’ policy. This means that neither staff nor parents are allowed to take pictures (and I assume that means video too) of the kids – even the...Read Are ‘no photo’ policies necessary to protect kids?
Article in Parents Canada about children’s capabilities – how to work through a problem with them when they say “I can’t do it!”.Read Are kids really incapable?
Have you heard of GNP? No, not Gross National Product but Gender Neutral Parenting.
For most, the decision to adopt a gender neutral approach to parenting comes out the belief that we treat and have a different code of expectations at the very moment we know the biological sex of a child. Raising a ...Read Gender Neutral Parenting – Pros and Cons
Sara chimes in on whether or not you should get your tween a cell phoneRead Should you get your tween a cell phone?
Now that all students have finished school, summer break can officially begin…
For some, this signals the beginning of overnight camp with barely enough time to catch ones breath between school ending and boarding the camp bound bus – some for the entire summer.
Many other students, not ...Read Does your summer spell break?
Article in Parents Canada about helping children develop patience in a seemingly impatient world.Read How can I help my children develop patience?
Growing up in the 60’s in South Africa, it was common for parents to preach that “children should be seen but not heard.” Fathers, on the other hand, were heard but seldom seen by their children. This was an era in which fathers were the bread winners and mothers stayed at home. Bu...Read Fathers and Daughters
It was only after my mom passed away almost three years ago that I realized that Mother’s Day was for me too. Up until then, my focus was on celebrating the day with her. Not that I wasn’t thrilled to be acknowledged and honoured by my children too, but whenever Mother’s Day came c...Read Smile for the camera this Mother’s Day