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"The thing that impresses me most about North America is the way parents obey their children"    (King Edward VII , 1841-1910)

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

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

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

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

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

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Agencies, Groups and Organizations

Below are some of the agencies, groups and organizations that I have had the privilege of providing training and consulting services to staff and clients:


– Fanshawe College

– W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind and Deaf

– Good Beginnings Daycare

– London District Catholic School Board

– Elgin Assoc. for Community Living

– Thames Valley Children’s Centre

– Rehoboth Christian School

– Province of Nova Scotia

– Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre

– Nairn Family Homes

– Skills Canada

– London Ski Club

– Simply Kids Inc.

– Bluewater Family Support Services

– Pic River First Nations

– Canadian Ski Instructors Association

– Epilepsy Support Center

– Betamarsh Inc.

– Immanuel OCR School

– Thames Valley District School Board

– Carpe Diem Residential Homes for Children

– Acorn Christian Daycare

– Diocese of London

– CAS (Children’s Aid Society)

– London & Middlesex

–  Peel

– Sarnia Lambton

– Huron Perth

– Ottawa

– Chatham Kent

– Elgin

– Bruce

– Brant

– Hamilton

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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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“I wish we had found Rick 2 years ago. We could have saved ourselves and our son a lot of trouble.”

(T.T. – Byron)