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If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

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

Parenting style matters - a lot!

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

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

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.

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

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.

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

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Myths vs Facts – Suicide

MYTH VERSUS FACT
Knowing truth from fiction can make the difference!
Myth: Teens who talk about suicide never do.
Fact: Most of the time, people who attempt suicide have   provided significant clues to their intentions.
 
Myth: Nothing can stop someone once he has decided  to take his own life.
Fact: Most adolescents who contemplate suicide are torn. They are in pain and want their suffering to end.  They don’t necessarily want to die to make that  happen, but they can’t conceive of another way,  and too often their cries for help go unheeded.
 
Myth: talking about suicide with a teen may give them ideas.
Fact: While teens at risk might follow the model of a peer who committed suicide, talking about it in order  to prevent it will not encourage him to try it.
 
Myth: Only certain “types” of kids commit suicide.
Fact: There is no specific type. Socioeconomic status, intelligence, and culture don’t make a teen any   more or less vulnerable to suicidal thoughts or actions.

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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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NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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