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You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

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

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.

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

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

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

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)

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.

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Frequency of Depression

 

Depression is increasing in numbers.

Is it because:

  • incidents of depression is increasing
  • more services are available
  • families are more willing to seek help
  • greater recognition

Depression in adults is relatively easy to diagnose:

  • there is a pronounced change in mood
  • changes persist
  • adults usually acknowledge the problem
  • adults have some mature insights
  • they are usually motivated to “fix” it

Depression in young people is harder to diagnose

  • is he/she depressed or just being a teenager
  • he cycles frequently: depressed, happy, depressed
  • rarely asks for help
  • often reluctant to see a therapist
  • denies there is a problem

Depression in young people was not identified until 1989.

 

Depression in young people is probably under diagnosed and therefore untreated – causing much unnecessary misery

 

It is the opinion of many “experts” that the rate of depression in young people exceeds the rate in adults

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+ 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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