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Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

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)

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Parents' Comments

“We are foster parents who took in a 13 year old girl (going on 18!) and she ran us through the wringer. Rick helped us learn how to set limits that made the difference.”

(G.E. – Strathroy)