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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.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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

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

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Preventing Teen Suicide

FACTORS THAT FACILITATE SUICIDE
                  – an impulsive personality
                  – neurochemical imbalance
                  – lack of strong family ties
                  – social isolation
                  – family history of suicide
                  – recent suicide of someone else
                  – easy access to method
                  – agitated mental state
 
 
 
 
FACTORS THAT INHIBIT SUICIDE
                   -strong family and social support
                  – being around others
                  – religious taboos against suicide
                  – difficult  access to method
                  – not agitated state
 
 
THE BEST PREVENTION FOR TEEN SUICIDE IS PARENTS RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM SOON ENOUGH
 

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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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2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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