Sara Dimerman

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.

How to deal with an angry toddler

If you're like most parents, one of your goals is to maintain and restore peace within your home as quickly after an eruption as possible.

Help Me Sara: Are kids really incapable?

Is your child really incapable of some tasks, or just brilliant at playing dumb?

Help Me Sara: How can I help my children develop patience?

Developing patience and delaying gratification takes time.

When mothers feel the need to nest

Although the urge for nesting is at its peak just before baby is born, pregnant women may experience the desire to tidy up, organize and prepare for the new member of their family at any point in the nine-month journey.

Help Me Sara: When baby plays favourites

Parents aren’t the only ones who can play favourites.

Help Me Sara – Learning to say sorry

Saying ‘I’m sorry’ because you’ve been told to is merely an act of compliance. How do you make it mean something?

Help Me Sara – How to deal with overbearing relatives

When well meaning relatives spoil your little one, how do you tactfully tell them to stop?

Help me Sara: When kids won’t listen

Non-responsive kids got you down? Here’s what to do.

Help me Sara: How do I instill the importance of personal hygiene?

My 10-year-old son can go a week or more without bathing, but I can’t tolerate it. How do I instill the importance of personal hygiene. Help me Sara!

Help Me Sara: Who should be responsible for homework? My child or me?

My daughter often “forgets” to complete her homework. I have been getting notes and calls from the teacher asking me to monitor her at home but I feel that she should be responsible for her own work.