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

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brain Fact # 3

 

 

The human brain consists of several main parts, including the brain stem, the cerebellum. the cerebrum. Structurally, the brain stem is at the bottom of the brain and becomes the spinal cord. The cerebellum rests just above the brain stem with the cerebrum  taking the upper most part. The brain stem relays information from the body to the rest of the brain and is involved in the control of many basic functions (such as cardiovascular, respiratory and pain functions). The cerebellum, among other things, plays a major role in motor control. The cerebrum  (limbic system)contains several structures (including the amygdala, the hippocampus and the hypothalamus) that collaborate to process emotions, regulate memories, produce hormones and manage sexual arousal and circadian rhythms. Specifically, the hippocampus plays a major role in memory, while the amygdala plays a major role in emotion. The cerebrum is divided into 2 halves called hemispheres and controls a variety of higher mental functions such as perceptual processing, attention, and decision making. The hemispheres are connected by the corpus callosum which allow for the left hemisphere to communicate with the right

 

 

 

 

CLASSROOM & HOMEWORK TIPS  for SPECIAL LEARNERS

Many teachers pay too little attention to teaching “structure” to their classes at the beginning of the school year. Many teachers assume the children should already know what is expected of them or that they will just automatically pick it up by osmosis. Neglecting actually teaching “structure” results in wasting classroom time dealing with children testing the limits to see how far they can go.

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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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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

“I am no longer overwhelmed with a child who has unending discipline and behaviour problems.”

(P.S. – London)