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

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

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

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.

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

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

Criticism is not a motivator.

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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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