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

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

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

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

Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

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

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

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.

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Famous People Who May Have Had ADHD!

A diagnosis of ADHD does not mean your child is destined to have trouble for the rest of his or her life. The following people  have been diagnosed with ADHD or could have been based on accounts of their  behaviour as a child.

  • Beethoven
  • Henry Ford
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Winston Churchill
  • Albert Einstein (failed grade 6 math)
  • John Kennedy
  • Bill Clinton
  • Robin Williams
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Jim Carey
  • Babe Ruth
  • Elvis
  • Mozart
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Tommy Smothers
  • Michael Jordan
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Walt Disney
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bill Gates
  • Socrates
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Napoleon
  • John Lennon
  • Michael Phelps
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Pablo Picasso

ADHD need not prevent anybody from succeeding in life.

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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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Email: info@rickharper.ca

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