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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

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

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

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

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

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Limit Testers

 
ENTHUSIATIC
 LIMIT TESTERS
 
Many children :
                  1. do not stop when told
                  2. don’t respect rules
                  3. don’t respect authority
                  4. lack basic social skills
                  5. have emotional problems
                  6. have learning disabilities
                  7. do NOT have  an identified diagnosis
 
MOST ARE SIMPLY EXERCISING THEIR WILLPOWER
Parents have tried:
                  – lectures
                  – threatening
                  – reasoning
                  – explaining
                  – bribing
                  – cajoling                                                      WITHOUT
                  – writing names on board       
                  – taking away recess                            SUCCESS
                  – writing out lines
                  – time out
                  – sending to office
                  – giving detentions
                  – daily reports home
                  – involving parents
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PARENTS ARE DOING THE BEST THEY CAN
WITH THE TOOLS THEY HAVE
BUT
THEY AREN’T WORKING
AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO
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Behaviour management requires as much or more time and energy as any other parenting task !
 
 
 
 
 
Behaviour management is simply too important to be neglected or handled ineffectively !
 
 
 
 
The cost of ineffective behaviour management is too great !

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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

“Implementing Rick’s techniques and adhering to them is exhausting, but it is a healthy exhaustion rather than the detrimental exhaustion I used to experience.”

(B.F. – Woodstock)