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Criticism is not a motivator.

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

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

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

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

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

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

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

If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

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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 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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Prevalence of ADD / ADHD

    Various experts give different rates of prevalence but most say between 5 – 10 % of North American children have one or the other – that’s a lot. It means that there are probably 2 or 3 children in most classrooms that have one of these disorders – and school can be a very unfriendly place for a child with ADD / ADHD. The researchers tell us that about 70% of these children […]

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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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NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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Parents' Comments

“We were so naive. We thought our son’s poor behaviour was just a phase he was passing through. Thankfully you led us ‘out of the wilderness'”

(N.S. – London)