Sara is Parents Canada Magazine‘s Behaviour Expert. Watch for her monthly Help Me Sara advice column.
There’s typically a feeling of impending change in the air this time of year. For students, September means saying goodbye to the long awaited summer months often devoted to de stressing, catching up on sleep and socializing. For parents, September denotes the end of a nice break from rushing ...Read Saying goodbye to Summer
Children and parents will soon transition back into another school year along with old and new extra curricular activities. Many children, inspired by watching the Olympic games unfold in front of them, may show a renewed sense of enthusiasm or even embark on a new journey with dreams to become just...Read Is your child an Olympic hopeful?
At a movie theatre last week, during the commercials that preceded the movie we had paid to see, I literally jumped in my seat and gasped out loud as I viewed, for the first time, images of a young man who, in the previous few seconds is seen picking up and glancing at his phone on the passenger sea...Read #BothHandsOnTheWheel
Sara offers advice if you feel guilty for always “losing it” with your kidsRead Help! I’m Always Losing It with the Kids
Article in Parents Canada about screening screen time – beginning with our own. How too much screen time may cause us to miss out on learning from each other.Read Why screen time needs to be screened
On days such as Mother’s Day and my birthday, my children often ask “What would you like? What do you need?” The truth is that I want nothing more than I already have. Another technological gadget or piece of jewellery does not fulfill me in the same way that creating memories with...Read What’s most important in life?
Article in Parents Canada about potty/toilet training: how to know when the time is right.Read What to do when your little one is slow to potty-train
Brenda (not her real name of course) wasn’t the first client to ask me for advice about how to figure out whether she loved her spouse enough to spend the rest of her life with him. For some reason, when she asked, I felt a spark of desire to write down a formula of sorts – for her, as w...Read 10 questions to help figure out whether you want to stay committed for life