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

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

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.

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

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)

Criticism is not a motivator.

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

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How Can Behavioural Management Systems Help?

There is an overwhelming array of theories, books, courses, seminars, and videos designed to assist parents. Unfortunately this help is frequently confusing and often contradictory. Behavioural Management Systems helps parents figure out practical ways of solving behaviour problems.

Your knowledge of your child and family, combined with Rick’s experience can lead to solutions to your behaviour concerns.

Parents may not feel like experts but nobody knows their child better than them and nobody knows their own strengths and weaknesses better than them and nobody is in a better position to decide what’s best for their child!

What kinds of behaviour problems:

  • noncompliance
  • aggression
  • self-injurious behaviour
  • running away
  • bedtime/mealtime problems
  • school issues / homework
  • substance abuse
  • whining
  • temper tantrums
  • disrespect
  • swearing
  • messy rooms
  • sibling / peer problems
  • more

What parents need most are ideas because with ideas we get options.

Rick Harper has been providing ideas to parents and teachers for over 40 years.

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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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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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Parents' Comments

“Our psychiatrist recommended Rick to help us sort out behaviour management issues for our autistic son. He was an invaluable help.”

(C.C. – Sarnia)