Sara Dimerman

Sara Dimerman
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Sara Dimerman is an Ontario-based psychologist and author of five books (three for parents). Sara began helping parents even before her daughters, now in their twenties, were born, and feels fortunate to have learnt the skills she needed, as she taught them to others.

Got A Shy Child? Here’s How To Help

If your child is uncomfortable socializing with the other children, she may be shy. Here's how to help her climb out of her shell.

Does your kid get jealous when you don’t give them all your attention?

Although most parents worry about not giving their children enough attention, giving too much attention has its drawbacks too.

Teaching our kids that winning isn’t everything

It's OK for your kids to know you win some, you lose some.

How to make the most out of play time

Freestyle play has many benefits for kids, but it doesn’t always come naturally to grown ups.

Bringing a new partner with kids into your family requires sensitivity

Most parents are understandably worried about the transition from single parent and kids to two parental figures and possibly more kids.

Make a plan for summer that will benefit everyone

A mix of down time, structured activities and family time benefits everyone.

Help Me Sara: Does my child need therapy?

Sometimes counselling – for children and parents – can go a long way.

Help Me Sara: My kids can’t stand to be seen with me

What to do when your kids can't stand to be seen with you.

Help Me Sara: My child likes to tattle tale

Is your little one a junior spy? Here's how to manage tattle tales.