Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
Following the tragic van attack in Toronto on April 23, 2018, I was asked by CBC Radio to comment (segment starts at 1:58) on how we have been impacted and affected on a psychological level. Here are my thoughts:
As a psychologist, what impact do you think that this has had on the public?
What I thi...Read #TorontoStrong
There are no words. No words to comfort a parent who has lost a child. No words to lift the darkness that has enveloped their world.
In response to the terrible tragedy that has affected so many families following an accident that led to so many innocent lives being lost in Saskatchewan, Im writing ...Read How to help a grieving parent – in memory of lives lost in Saskatchewan
There are rumblings in the USA that a lawmaker in Pennsylvania is wanting to pass a bill that will hold parents responsible for their children’s bullying behaviour. According to an article at thestar.com parents would be fined up to $750.00 if their children don’t stop their bullying beh...Read Should parents be held responsible for their child’s bullying behaviour?
I was recently invited to be a guest on a radio show to chat about an article that focussed on the idea of schools banning “best friends.”
After reading it, I recognized two parts to this story.
One is regarding whether or not schools have the right to ban students from having a best fri...Read Best friends forever
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