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

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

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

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

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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

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.

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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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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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Parents' Comments

“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”

(A.N. – Tillsonburg)