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Hurt people hurt people.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

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.

Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

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What Do Most Doctors Say About ADHD ?

Quotes from the medical majority: “To suggest that ADHD is a fraud, that somehow children are being abused by these treatments, is really an outrage because for these kids to not get treated is really the greatest abuse and neglect” (Harold Koplewicz M.D.) “A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid – schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette’s – all would be thrown […]

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How Would You Feel IF:

    How would you feel if your whole life people: kept yelling at you accused you of being lazy said you weren’t trying hard enough said you don’t apply yourself said you are irresponsible You would probably feel: angry discouraged usesless worthless hopeless And those kinds of persistent feelings do not take someone to a good place.  

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What Does a Parent of a Child With ADHD Look Like ?

Sometimes like this:   frustrated stressed out frightened angry exhausted discouraged burned out Parents often feel blame, guilt and shame. They frequently believe that they have somehow “messed up” their child

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What Does a Child With ADD/ADHD Look Like ?

    There are lots of descriptive words that are frequently used: can’t sit still impulsive distractible, distracting inattentive disregards rules doesn’t seem to learn from mistakes “BIG” problems at school cause stress in families few friends – bugs others punishments seem ineffective noncompliant mood swings few inhibitions They are often accused of being lazy, disobedient, willful, immature, irresponsible, etc.

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Rising Rates of Diagnosis

    ADD / ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. The number of children in North America diagnosed with this disorder has skyrocketed in the last 30 years (skyrocketing means in the thousands of %). The number of adults being diagnosed has increased dramatically also. The rise in some parts of the world has not been nearly as alarming as in North America which begs the question – why is that ? […]

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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