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

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.

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

Hurt people hurt people.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

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.

"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

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.

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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 were so naive. We thought our son’s poor behaviour was just a phase he was passing through. Thankfully you led us ‘out of the wilderness'”

(N.S. – London)