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If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

If it  was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called "labour".

Criticism is not a motivator.

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

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Reading Rescue – short “o” words

The following list of words all contain the short “o” sound and will be helpful when working on step 3 of Reading Rescue: mop mob rob top jot cob got jog tot rot box hot ox bog fox hop dot cop log sock spot stop crop smog rock slot lock pond from drop bond clock shot block shop

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Reading Rescue – short “a” words

The following list of words all contain the short vowel sound for “a” and will be helpful for step # 3 of Reading Rescue; man mat ran rat fat sad map mad lap sat rag sap lab an cat am cap ant can jam had camp mask hash lamp clap damp pack snap flag path brat stamp crash branch drag grant ranch flash grand

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Behaviour Management Workshop

I will be presenting a 2 evening, 6 hour workshop on Behaviour Management at the Woodstock campus of Fanshawe College on September 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 9:30. This workshop is suitable for parents, teachers, daycare staff, social workers, etc. I will be introducing you to the skills, techniques and strategies required to assess and manage a wide range of behavioural problems (examples: aggression, destruction, noncompliance, swearing, school problems, curfew problems, sibling squabbling, etc). […]

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you […]

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+ Lick Your Kids

  “Lick Your Kids” (figuratively not literally) (2 hours) First […]

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain

  A teenager’s brain is not just an adult brain […]

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+ Reading Rescue

A program for children with reading problems

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+ Taming a Toddler

Many parents wonder what hit them when their sweet little baby turns into an unreasonable toddler – ideas for dealing with mealtime, bedtime, temper tanturms, toilet training, noncompliance, etc.

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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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Parents' Comments

“Implementing Rick’s techniques and adhering to them is exhausting, but it is a healthy exhaustion rather than the detrimental exhaustion I used to experience.”

(B.F. – Woodstock)