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

We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

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

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

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

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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Reading Rescue – theory part 2

 

 

Rescue Reading” is intended  for those children who are not experiencing success in their ability to read in the early grades. It is a highly structured and sequential phonics based reading program that teaches:

  1. the sounds of individual letters
  2. the skill of blending 2 sounds together, then 3, then 4, then  . . .to make words
  3. focuses initially on the “short” vowel sounds
  4. the combining of words to make sentences
  5. uses games to maintain interest
  6. provides exercises to develop comprehension
  7. builds a sequential list of “sight” words that cannot be sounded out
  8. progresses through the “long” vowels and the “irregular” vowel sounds

Repetition and liberal use of reinforcements are key compoments of this program.

Extensive research and development into the methodology of teaching reading has produced numerous systems and programs. “Reading Rescue” has been developed to assist those children whose “special” learning needs are not being met by the regular classroom experiences.

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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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NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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“We are foster parents who took in a 13 year old girl (going on 18!) and she ran us through the wringer. Rick helped us learn how to set limits that made the difference.”

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