Sara Dimerman is a Psychologist, author and parenting expert in the Greater Toronto Area. Read more at helpmesara.com.
Freestyle play has many benefits for kids, but it doesn’t always come naturally to grown ups.
Most parents are understandably worried about the transition from single parent and kids to two parental figures and possibly more kids.
Parents, remember how important it is not to shame or punish your children about bedwetting or accidents. Be patient.
From Paris to La Loche, talking to kids about traumatic events requires a sensitive touch.
Are your holidays brimming with joy or teeming with anxiety?
Establish a productive relationship with your child’s teacher from day one.
It may be in your delivery.
Monitor the amount of time your family is spending in front of screens – watching television, using the computer, hypnotized by video games or playing on phones or iPads.
A mix of down time, structured activities and family time benefits everyone.
Sometimes counselling – for children and parents – can go a long way.