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The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

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

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

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.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

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

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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)