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Criticism is not a motivator.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

There has been an explosion in the prescribing of medication for very young children, particularly preschool and kindergarten boys (Juli Zito , Univ. of Maryland)

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

Relationships matter:  change comes through forming trusting relationships. People, not programs change people.

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

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

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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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.

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Facial Features of FASD

Individuals with full blown FASD display characteristic facial features: short palpebral fissures (separation between the upper and lower eyelids) flat midface short nose indistinct philtrum (the depression between the nose and upper lip bordered by ridges) thin upper lip Associated facial features: epicanthal folds of the upper eyelid (from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow) low nasal bridge minor ear anomalies micrognathia (small lower jaw) Many individuals diagnosed with FASD do not […]

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Depression – comorbidity in teens !

Adult depression is usually just  that:   depression     Adolescent depression is frequently accompanied or preceded by other disorders complicating the diagnosis and treatment:                                                       – ADHD                                                       – GAD                                                       – CD                                                       – OCD                                                       – PTSD                                                       – substance abuse  

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS 1. Separation Anxiety                                     – fear of being separated from parents   2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder                   – obsessive – intrusive, recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses or images                   – compulsive – behaviour the individual feels driven to perform                                                                                           – may involve intricate rules                                                                                           – believe the behaviour will prevent a terrible event from occuring   3. Social Phobia                   – fear of “performing” in public   4. Generalized […]

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

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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