Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
The end of a year and beginning of the next is often a time for reflection. Time to consider both good and bad from the year that’s been and to plan for changes and good intentions for the year to come.
Along with reflecting back and planning for the future, the new year is also a time for res...Read Meaningful and Mindful New Year
On Facebook, someone posted a video of a mother feeding her infant child. You may wonder what’s so special about that. Well, in this video, the mother, with her toddler alongside her, was spoon feeding her infant while he lay flat on his back on what looked like a diaper change table. Other th...Read Why Preschoolers Are In So Much Trouble
Article in amotherworld about getting strong-willed kids to cooperateRead How Do You Discipline a Child Who Doesn’t Care?
Adjust or bust. Or so it feels for millions of students (and teachers) who have either returned or are beginning classes for the first time, maybe even in a new place this month of September.
Our home (and the people in it) too is going through an intense period of adjustment now that our youngest d...Read Adjusting to a new school year
After almost three decades of helping families negotiate ways of living happily ever after under the same roof, I’ve found myself offering the same five tips over and over again. I’d like to share them with you too and hope that you will be inspired to discuss them as a family and then c...Read Five tips towards living happily ever after under the same roof
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to be a guest on a radio show about work spouses. At first glance I thought that the topic was related to spouses who work together, which can lead to all kinds of conflict and break down in the marriage. But this was about something different. On the day that I w...Read Is your ‘work spouse’ working for you?
Ever feel like you spend half your time managing other family members’ behaviour, especially when it has to do with technology?
Up until recently, every month, as the days drew closer to the end of our cell phone and internet billing cycle, I waited for the alert letting me know that we had co...Read Setting limits with data and beyond
Article in Parents Canada about the pros and cons of disciplining other people’s kids.Read When someone else’s kids are acting up, do you step in to discipline?