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Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

Hurt people hurt people.

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

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

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

We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

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

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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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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+ Behaviour Management

This full day or 2 evening workshop will introduce you [...]

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+ Lick Your Kids

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+ A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage 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

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca


Parents' Comments

“He is a wealth of knowledge coupled with first hand experience.”

(E.K. – London)