HelpMeSara Sara Dimerman - Psychologist, Author & Parenting/Relationship Expert to the Media Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:50:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How do you punish your kids without crossing the line? Sun, 16 Sep 2018 22:49:29 +0000 How do you discipline your kids without crossing the line? Sara shares her perspective with Carolyn Mackenzie, host of The Morning Show on Global TV.

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Reset Zone Sun, 02 Sep 2018 22:47:57 +0000 Sara offers advice for combatting specific fears on the Reset Zone app.

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Caring for children and aging parents Sun, 02 Sep 2018 21:23:40 +0000 Sara speaks with the host of Global TV The Morning Show and ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey about caring for children and aging parents.

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Early onset puberty and body image Sat, 25 Aug 2018 00:19:16 +0000 Sara chats with host Wei Chen of CBC’s Ontario Morning about early onset puberty and how it affects a child’s body image.

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How to stop arguing with your kids Tue, 14 Aug 2018 02:37:11 +0000 Global TV Morning Show, The Parenting Playbook segment. Sara joins the conversation about why kids and parents argue so much

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It’s all in your head: What your headache means and how to manage it Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:57 +0000 Download It’s all in your head: What your headache means and how to manage it

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Daniella Astorino. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Different kinds of headaches and how common each is
  • Some of the ways we can manage each of these – On our own? With the help of a health practitioner?
  • The difference between a headache and a migraine?
  • How migraines are treated?
  • Some red flags that your headache may be more than one of the typical kinds, and then what to do?
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Couples Connect Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:00:26 +0000 Many couples tell me that their sessions with me are the only times in their busy lives that they connect with one another.

But is this enough?

Will one hour, once a week with me, be the glue to keep them connected? Or do they need to find other ways and time to re-connect long term?

I often take them back to the time they met and invite them to think about their first points of connection.

Perhaps they were born in the same country. Perhaps they had ten Facebook friends in common. Perhaps they grew up in the same neighbourhood but never met. Perhaps they worked in the same field. They may have connected over religion, number of siblings, similar family dynamics. In addition, for many people, having been raised in the same era and being able to belt out the same lyrics of a song or remember the same historical highlights, connects them.

People also connect with one with another more easily if they share the same values, a similar sense of humour, interests and ambition.

It’s even been said that we are attracted to and connect best with people who look similar to us.

Yet despite their initial connections, couples often feel a disconnect as the years pass.

Some of the reasons couples tell me that they feel disconnected include:

  • Not enough time together. Each may spend long days away from home, focussing on work and then once home, household and parental responsibilities further take them away from one another.
  • Conflict. This often revolves around differing parenting styles, spending habits, personal pursuits, extended family and household responsibilities.
  • Taking each other for granted. Individuals often feel unappreciated, invisible and unloved by his or her partner.
  • Breakdown in communication. Often, both or one does not feel heard, validated or supported by the other.
  • Lack of intimacy. Anger, resentment, hurt and feeling too tired often affects the way in which couples connect through intimacy.

So, with all of the above in place, is it any wonder that over time, the points of connection that attracted each to the other, get forgotten about and replaced with a feeling of disconnectedness.

And if a couple goes too long without connecting, touching base and enjoying time together, then the divide and disconnect grows larger and becomes more difficult to repair.

So that I can continue to help couples connect, I have developed a Couples Connect: Weekend Getaway. Click here for more information.

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Fifty Plus Womens Support Sun, 05 Aug 2018 23:55:02 +0000 If you’re looking to connect with other women living in the fifty plus zone of life, get great information, specifically tailored for you, from experts in their fields, then this annual event is for you.

Click here to learn more.

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The psychological aftermath following the Thai Cave Rescue Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:14:48 +0000 Sara joins Jeff Sammut on SiriusXM Radio Canada Now to talk about the psychological aftermath for the boys, their parents and the rescuers following the Thai Cave Rescue.

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Choices parents make when raising their children Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:04:26 +0000 Sara’s thoughts in a Globe and Mail article about the choices parents make when raising their children, regardless of gender.

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