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Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

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)

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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Parents' Comments

“Implementing Rick’s techniques and adhering to them is exhausting, but it is a healthy exhaustion rather than the detrimental exhaustion I used to experience.”

(B.F. – Woodstock)