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Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The quickest way to change your child’s behaviour is to first change your own.

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.

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Dealing with Temper Tantrums

No two children are the same. There are no universal disciplinary techniques that apply to all children. There are however, some general principles to keep in mind: tantrums are normal in young children tantrums are vehicles to teach valuable life long lessons children manifest tantrums most often: a) when their wishes are not met b) when they are tired or hungry 4. your appropriate response is critical and will determine if your child learns those […]

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Parent /Child Relationships

A good foundation for a smoothly functioning household is warm parent-child relationships. Enjoying fun times together with your child is good for its own sake, of course, but it also helps to keep everyone on the same side, wanting what’s best for each other. The easiest children to discipline are the ones who want to please their parents. If you spend much of your time with your child nagging and correcting, it’s worth giving some […]

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What Does a Depressed Teen Look Like?

WHAT DOES A DEPRESSED YOUNG PERSON LOOK LIKE? – persistently sad or irritable mood – loss of  interest in activities once enjoyed – significant change in eating or sleeping – loss of energy – feelings of worthlessness – feeling of inappropriate guilt – difficulty concentrating – recurrent thoughts of suicide – frequent physical complaints – headaches, etc. – school problems – absences, cutting classes, drop in performance – outbursts of shouting, complaining, irritability, crying, anger, […]

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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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2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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