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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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

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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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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)