Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
Goodlife Fitness Blog post about our relationship with food.Read What’s your relationship like with the food you eat?
As I write this – the last of my columns for 2014 – I’m anticipating a different kind of New Year’s Eve. For the first time in 23 years (Talia was only a few months old at the time), we will bring in the New Year without our children. Chloe wasn’t born until Talia was 8...Read New Year’s Eve 2015
Article in Parents Canada about temper tantrums, and how to handle them for different ages of children.Read How to handle those dreaded temper tantrums
Consent. Its a word we’re hearing more often these days. It started gathering momentum shortly after we got wind of a Toronto radio host being accused of involving unwilling participants in sexual acts. Acts that were apparently non consensual. It’s a word that’s been a big part of...Read Do I have your consent?
Article in Parents Canada about kids feeling embarrassed to be seen with their parents: how to approach the subject with them, defuse the tension, and what to do for different ages of children.Read Kids find it embarrassing to be seen with you?
Last month I was running around like, as the saying goes, a chicken with its head cut off (horrible expression, really!). It reminded me of how I felt just prior to giving birth, during what is called the nesting phase, or anytime I am organizing our family to head out on vacation. I had lists in ev...Read Preparing for your child’s surgery: a roller coaster of emotional twists and turns
Each month, Paul and Carol Mott of themotts.ca and hosts of a morning radio show invite me on as their resident Psychologist to dispense advice to their listeners. However, a couple of weeks ago, Carol wrote looking for advice themselves. She shared that she and Paul were taking care of their grand ...Read How to soften the blow when delivering bad news
Article in Parents Canada about children telling tales: how to educate the tattler on the etiquette of sharing information, and what to do for different ages of children.Read My child likes to tattle tale