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If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

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.

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

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

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.

"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)

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.

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

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

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FREE WORKSHOP

 

 

 

 

I am pleased to once again be invited by the Parent Council of Davenport Public School in Aylmer to present a free workshop on April 9. The Parent Council has opened this training up to anyone who has an interest in teenagers.

Title:    Parenting a Teenager Without Losing Your Mind

Place:  Davenport Public School

80 Rutherford Ave.

Aylmer, Ontario

Date:  April 9, 2013

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Topics:

  1.  Developmental changes in adolescence  (a shift in power)
  2.  7 parental “Hot Buttons” and  7 “Button Busters” (7 ways they “tick us off” & 7 ways to defend)
  3.  2 reasons why teens push our ” buttons” ( 1 is obvious – the 2nd is not so obvious but you MUST know it)
  4. A false assumption that leads to trouble
  5.  The 2 most common discipline mistakes by parents (avoiding these mistakes will make a world of difference)
  6.  Top teen consequences (your teen doesn’t want you to know these ! )
  7.  8 tips on using consequences effectively
  8.  When to save your “ammo” – the MBA’s( a sanity saving concept)
  9.  Rules for establishing rules
  10.  Teens and driving
  11.  Tough Love (for the really “tough” situations)
  12.  How to talk to your kids about drugs – if you did drugs !
  13. more

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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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