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Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Children fare better when expectations on them are clear and firm.

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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 (now available online)

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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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.”

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