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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.

"The thing that impresses me most about North America is the way parents obey their children"    (King Edward VII , 1841-1910)

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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

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

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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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NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
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Email: info@rickharper.ca

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“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)