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

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

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

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

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

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

If it  was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called "labour".

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

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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A GOOD TEACHER

 

A good teacher will attempt to fulfill the following roles for YOUR child and about 25 other kids  also. He/she will need your help and support;

  • teacher
  • counsellor
  • organizer
  • disciplinarian
  • encourager
  • mentor
  • book keeper
  • role model
  • assessor
  • file trip planner
  • social worker
  • hot dog money collector
  • coat finder
  • arbitrator
  • supervisor
  • paper pusher
  • fundraiser
  • nose wiper
  • musician
  • artistic director
  • report writer
  • mediator
  • parent substitute
  • confidant
  • lecturer
  • facilitator
  • curriculum planner
  • leader
  • tester
  • safety consultant
  • security officer
  • custodian
  • artist
  •  personal trainer
  • visionary

Your child’s teacher will play a very important role in the life of your child for the next year and beyond.

 


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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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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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