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"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

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

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

Hurt people hurt people.

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

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

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School Starts in 1 Month – 10 things to do to be ready if you child has ADHD

1. Review his I.E.P (Individual Educational Plan) – consider which educational goals have been met and which ones still require accommodation – meet with school team before school starts – bring last year’s report card, samples of work, discuss what worked last year, discuss goals for this year and the accommodations required 2. If the child is going to a new school schedule a visit before the first day – locate his/her classroom, washroom, gym, […]

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Question from a parent of a 10 year old girl.

Question: “What can I do when my daughter kicks up a big fuss about having to go with the family to my 7 year old son’s soccer game? My Suggestion: Tell her – “Honey, you do not have to go to the game. Dad can take him and I’ll stay with you. But understand that you will not be able to go to your friends house for the sleep over tomorrow night and you won’t […]

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Night Terrors

  Question from a parent – “What are night terrors?” Night terrors are completely different from nightmares or bad dreams. They are sometimes called sleep terrors since they can occur during daytime naps as well as nighttime sleep. Any parent who has witness a child in the process of a night terror will understand completely why it has the name – it can be terrifying for the parent to observe. During the night terror, your […]

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Hypnosis (an alternative treatment for bedwetting)

  Hypnosis (an alternative treatment for bedwetting) Another treatment option that may be worthy of consideration is hypnosis. This treatment is relatively inexpensive, less time consuming or complicated than some and virtually no medical side effects to worry about. Recent medical studies show that hypnotherapy can work quite quickly (4-6 sessions). It gives children the power to treat themselves, however the child must be motivated and be willing to assume responsibility for making a change. Hypnotherapy […]

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Medication for Bedwetting

Another treatment direction to consider is medication. The upside of medication is the ease, convenience and speed with which it works (sometimes on the first day).  The downside of medication is of course the risk of side effects and the fact that once the medication stops, the enuresis is likely to start up again. There are a number of pharmacological therapies that are used to treat bedwetting and I’ll briefly explain the 3 that are […]

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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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“Rick’s approach is so logical. He helped us clearly define the problem, analyze what has happened and select the best strategy. We now feel empowered to do something positive for our kid”

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