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

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

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

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

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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.

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

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

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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 (now available online)

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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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