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Early intervention is always better than crisis management - but it is never too late to do the right thing.

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

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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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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

“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)