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2014 Articles by Sara Dimerman

New Year's Eve 2015

December 30th, 2014

By Sara Dimerman As I write this - the last of my columns for 2014 - I'm anticipating a different kind of New Year's Eve. For the first time in 23 years (Talia was only a few months old at the time),…


December 1st, 2014

By Sara Dimerman
Consent. Its a word we’re hearing more often these days. It started gathering momentum shortly after we got wind of a Toronto radio host being accused of involving unwilling…

Preparing for your child's surgery

November 3rd, 2014

BY Sara Dimerman
Last month I was running around like, as the saying goes, a chicken with its head cut off (horrible expression, really!). It reminded me of how I felt just prior to giving birth,…

How to Share Shocking News

October 6th, 2014

By Sara Dimerman
Each month, Paul and Carol Mott of and hosts of a morning radio show invite me on as their resident Psychologist to dispense advice to their listeners. However, a couple…

Are ‘no photo’ policies necessary to protect kids?

September 4th, 2014

By Sara Dimerman 
I came across an article in a daily national newspaper about a day care that the writer, Leah McLaren, had recently visited and their ‘no photo’ policy. This means that neither…

Gender Neutral Parenting – Pros and Cons

August 21st, 2014

Have you heard of GNP? No, not Gross National Product but Gender Neutral Parenting.
For most, the decision to adopt a gender neutral approach to parenting comes out the belief that we treat and…

Does your Summer spell break?

July 1st, 2014

By Sara Dimerman
Now that all students have finished school, summer break can officially begin.....
For some, this signals the beginning of overnight camp with barely enough time to catch…

Fathers and Daughters

June 1st, 2014

By Sara Dimerman 
Growing up in the 60’s in South Africa, it was common for parents to preach that “children should be seen but not heard.” Fathers, on the other hand, were heard but seldom…


May 1st, 2014

By Sara Dimerman
It was only after my mom passed away almost three years ago that I realized that Mother’s Day was for me too. Up until then, my focus was on celebrating the day with her. Not…

Awkward moments...and how to handle them

April 1st, 2014

By Sara Dimerman
Remember the time you loaned a neighbour your ladder but had to bug him to return it? Or the time you were out at a restaurant with friends who ordered two bottles of wine and then…

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