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

Hurt people hurt people.

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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

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

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

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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Long Term Effects of FASD

Brain damage in utero lasts a lifetime!

The resulting disabilities can severely impair the quality of life for the child, for the family and for society.


  • easily victimized
  • unfocused, distractible
  • money management problems
  • doesn’t learn from mistakes
  • doesn’t understand consequences
  • fails to perceive social cues
  • quick to anger
  • difficult relationships
  • lack initative
  • drops out of school
  • susceptible to drug & alcohol abuse
  • become “ineffective” parents
  • unemployment
  • homeless
  • trouble with the law
  • mental health problems
  • premature death

It is common for FASD individuals with relatively high I.Q.’s to have more trouble in adult life than those with lower I.Q.’s

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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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2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca


Parents' Comments

“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)