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You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

Criticism is not a motivator.

Early intervention is always better than crisis management - but it is never too late to do the right thing.

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

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

Parenting style matters - a lot!

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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.

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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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NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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