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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

Criticism is not a motivator.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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Crash Test Mommy / Daddy

River Heights Public School in Dorchester Ontario is offering a free workshop called “Crash Test Mommy / Daddy” on the evening of January 25, 2012. This workshop by  parent educator Rick Harper will provide numerous ideas on how to respond to a wide range of children’s behaviours. Rick’s presentations are always positively received. Below are some comments from recent events featuring Rick.   (check out his website: www.rickharper.ca)

“He is a wealth of knowledge coupled with first hand experience”  (E.K. – London)

” Everyone in childcare should hear him speak” ( L.M. Thunder Bay)

“I liked his sense of humour and down to earth reality”  (S.R. Sarnia)

“My wife made me come to this workshop. I’m glad she did!” (B.T. Walkerton)

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

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)