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

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.

Criticism is not a motivator.

We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

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

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

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

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

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.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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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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