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

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

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

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.

Relationships matter:  change comes through forming trusting relationships. People, not programs change people.

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

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

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

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.

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Does This Sound Familiar?

Does any of this sound familiar?
                  – “No, you cannot have another glass of water”
                  – “Look at that closet; what do you mean you have nothing to wear?”
                  – “This room should be condemned by the Board of Health.”
                  – “Do you think money grows on trees?”
                  – “Get out of bed this instant?”
                  – “Get into bed this instant?”
                  – “What is that on the floor?”
                  – “No child of mine is going to school dressed like that!”
                  – “It’s 10 P.M. and now you tell me your history project is due tomorrow!”
                  – “If you’re not hungry enough to eat broccoli, you are certainly not hungry enough to get dessert”
                  – “How many times do I have to tell you to lift the toilet seat?”
 
These things happen to us all. There isn’t any parent who hasn’t gone “over the top” with their kids. No one!
 
Now, not all parents lose it at the very same spot;
– some breeze through toddlerhood only to turn the corner and be “T-boned” by   their preteen. On the other hand it could just as easily go the other way – preteens seem like a piece of cake while it is the little tykes that undo you.
 
Consider giving Rick Harper a call.   (519) 485-4678
 

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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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