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

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

Criticism is not a motivator.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

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

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

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.

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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