Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
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
Eight years ago we purchased a cell phone for our now 22 year old daughter when she began grade nine. Our rationale was that being more independent at that time, a cell phone for communication (with us in particular) was warranted. Now, waiting until our children are high school age to purchase a ce...Read Driven to distraction: Cell phones in the high school classroom
It’s that time of year again – to plan ahead for Halloween. For some, this is greeted with excitement and for others, with dread. There are questions to be answered such as: Do we decorate the outside of our home, put on our scariest mask, buy lots of candy and welcome the neighbourhood kids...Read Hauntingly helpful hints
Article in the Globe & Mail about homesickness while at university or college.Read How should parents deal with their kids’ homesickness?
Worrying about how your kids are coping with a family member’s cancer diagnosis and treatment can be overwhelming. Sometimes just talking about it isn’t enough. There are other ways for you and your children to find comfort. Turn to the outdoors, creative classes, meditatio...Read How to help kids cope with cancer in the family
Article in Parents Canada about spanking your child.Read Spanking – is it ever OK to discipline this way?
In 2013, Sunday September 8th is National Grandparents Day. Like Mother’s and Father’s Day, this is an opportunity to give grandparents an extra hug and tell them how much they are appreciated.
Unfortunately, my grandparents are no longer with me, but my memories of them will live on for...Read In celebration of grandparents