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

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

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

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

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

Criticism is not a motivator.

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.

There has been an explosion in the prescribing of medication for very young children, particularly preschool and kindergarten boys (Juli Zito , Univ. of Maryland)

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

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

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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
Fax: (519) 485-0281

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)