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

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.

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

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

If it  was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called "labour".

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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.

"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

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.

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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

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

“Rick’s approach is so logical. He helped us clearly define the problem, analyze what has happened and select the best strategy. We now feel empowered to do something positive for our kid”

(A.N. – Tillsonburg)