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

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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

The quickest way to change your child’s behaviour is to first change your own.

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

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

Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

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

"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

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Names of ADHD Through the Years

ADHD / ADD has been known by different names throughout its relatively short history. Below you will find some of them:

  • fidgeties
  • post encephalitic disorder
  • defeat in moral character
  • minimal cerebral dysfunction
  • minimal brain injury
  • hyperactivity
  • hyperkenetic reactions in children
  • hyperkenesis
  • perceptual problems
  • emotional problems
  • undifferentiated attention disorder
  • attention deficit disorder with / without hyperactivity
  • executive dysfunction
  • attention disregulation disorder

There is no reason to suspect the name will not continue to change as research unfolds.

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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