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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.

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Have ADD/ADHD ?

 

You’re in good company .

  • Beethoven
  • Elvis
  • Bill Gates
  • Henry Ford
  • Robin Williams
  • Socrates
  • Mozart
  • Winston Churchill
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Picasso
  • Napoleon
  • Jim Carey
  • John Lennon
  • Howie Mandel
  • J.F.K.
  • Bill Cosby
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Michael Jordan
  • Richard Branson
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Michael Phelps
  • Jamie Oliver

A diagnosis of ADD /ADHD is not something one would wish for but it obviously does not need to prevent one from accomplishing great things !

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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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