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You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

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

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

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

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

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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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

“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)