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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.

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

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

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

Criticism is not a motivator.

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.

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

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

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

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

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Behavioural Characteristics of FASD

 

BEHAVIOURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FASD
Learning Disabilities:
– academic
– ADD/ADHD
– speech & language
– information processing
– patterning problems
Poor impulse control
Inability to relate behaviour to consequences
No sense of connection to societal rules
Poor short term memory
Inconsistent knowledge base
Poor personal boundaries
Confusion under pressure
Difficulty grasping abstract concepts
Inability to manage anger (own or other’s)
Poor judgement
Stubborn

These characteristics can be quite overwhelming to the child, parent and school.

It means everyday there are problems, punishments and frustrations

The problems start at birth and frequently increase with age and are resistant to regular types of counselling.

School usually emphasizes the child’s problems.

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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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NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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