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

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

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

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.

There has been an explosion in the prescribing of medication for very young children, particularly preschool and kindergarten boys (Juli Zito , Univ. of Maryland)

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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

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

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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Email: info@rickharper.ca

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