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If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

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)

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

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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 (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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“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)