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

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.

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.

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

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

Parenting style matters - a lot!

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

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

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

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Reading Rescue – the sequence -step 1

The initial skill required in reading is to be able to match a specific sound with a letter.

Example: “m” says ___________

“s” says ____________

Reading Rescue uses Cue Cards to help children make the connection between letter and sound. On one side of the Cue Card is a printed letter and on the other side is a picture of an object that begins with that letter. Simple games are used to teach the sound of the letter and the goal of this step is for the child to automatically reproduce the sound for each letter without having to even think about it. The letters in the alphabet are divided into 3 groupings and progress to the second and third groupings only when the current grouping is mastered.The letters are presented at a pace appropriate for the child and it is critical that he/she achieve success and have fun.

Group # 1 – m,n,r,s,l,c,g,t,w,b (you may teach these sounds in any order)

Group # 2 – a,e,i,o,u,z,k,y,h,v  (begin teaching this grouping with the short “a” sound

Group # 3 -b,d,p,f,j,qu,th,sh,ch

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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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