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The quickest way to change your child’s behaviour is to first change your own.

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

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.

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

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

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.

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

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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.

Criticism is not a motivator.

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Differential Diagnosis – could it be something other than depression?

 
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
The symptoms outlined above could be caused by other conditions:
                  eg.           – parasitic diseases                               – Lyme disease
                                    – virus                                                           – mononucleosis
                                    – brain diseases                                       – lesions, tumor
                                    – allergic disorders                                – hypothyroidism
                                    – chronic infections                                – lupus
                                    – immunological diseases                 -hepatitis
                                    – other mental disorders
                                    – alcohol / drug abuse
                                    – sexual abuse
 
 
SOME DISEASES THAT CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION
                  – HIV/AIDS – immune problems
                  – diabetes – inability to metablize sugar
                  – migraine – more than just bad headaches
                  – lupus – type of arthritis
                  – cystic fibrosis – respiratory disease
                  – chronic fatigue syndrome – long term debilitating fatigue
                  – fibromyalgia – severe, chronic muscle aches
                  – inflammatory bowel disease – eg. Crohns
                  – thyroid problems – hypo & hyper
                  – multiple sclerosis – damage to coating of neurons
                  – head injury
                  – other
 

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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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“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)