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

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

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.

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

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

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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

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)

Criticism is not a motivator.

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.

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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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