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Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

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

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.

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

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

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

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

There has been an explosion in the prescribing of medication for very young children, particularly preschool and kindergarten boys (Juli Zito , Univ. of Maryland)

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.

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Reading Rescue – the sequence – steps 4 , 5, 6

Step # 4

Use the Blending Book to introduce the long vowel sound “a” with the silent “e”. Add the other long vowel sounds with silent “e” at an appropriate pace.

Step # 5

Introduce the consonant blends (eg. “br”, “cl”, “sm”, etc.) and the digraphs (eg. “ch”, “th”, etc.)

Step # 6

Once the child is able to blend the sounds in a automatic way, replace the Blending Books with flash cards.

While you are teaching the blending of sounds in the above manner, you can also be systematically introducing and practicing the Dolch word lists

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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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