Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
Now that there are only weeks left before your teen leaves home to live in residence at college or university, it may feel a little too close for comfort – for you, anyway! If you’re like most parents, you support your teen during the application process. However, perhaps you silently pr...Read First Year Jitters
If your teen is studying for, or in the middle of writing exams right now, then you may be interested in reading about how to make this period of time less stressful for everyone, but especially for your son or daughter.
First, I’d like to normalize the stress and anxiety that is bound to occ...Read Exam stress
If you have Netflix and you like watching inspirational shows that make you think, then I strongly recommend watching Brene Brown, in The Call To Courage. At the core of what she talks about is being vulnerable and courageous. For in order to be courageous, one must first be vulnerable. The two are ...Read Vulnerability & Courage
From the moment we are born, we cry. It is our announcement to the world that we have arrived. That we are alive. And it is rejoiced.
But no one lets a baby cry for too long. Not even when their cries mark a moment to be celebrated. A baby’s cries are muted by the gentle rocking of another hu...Read It’s a crying shame
Was Valentine’s Day everything you hoped it would be? Some people have zero expectations. Others may anticipate it with dread because it’s a reminder that they don’t have a special someone to share it with. Still others turn their back on Valentine’s day, calling it a commerc...Read Do you and your partner speak the same love language?
It’s a brand-new year. An opportunity to wipe the slate clean and to consider how to create a more positive home environment in which your family can connect and continue to grow.
Here then are five tips:Collaboration is key. January is a great time to introduce monthly family meetings. Thes... Read Fostering positivity in the family
It’s very cool having a daughter majoring in Psychology at University because we speak the same language more than ever before. I also enjoy dusting the cobwebs from my brain when she shares some of her assignments with me and asks me to recall theories and social psychology experiments that I...Read Don’t treat me like a child, especially if you think spanking is ok
Now that recreational marijuana use is as legal as alcohol in Canada, there’s likely to be a plume of smoke hovering above our heads. Especially when the novelty and hype is at its peak. In addition to the smoke, you may be blocking your nose as you walk down many streets, if you don’t l...Read Cannabis around your kids… what you need to know now!