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

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

Criticism is not a motivator.

Early intervention is always better than crisis management - but it is never too late to do the right thing.

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

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

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

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.

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.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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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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