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Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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Recognizing, Living With and Treating Depression in Young People

 

 

There is no sharp dividing line between “normal” mood swings of adolescence and depression. Parents are the key people to recognize signs of depression and recognition is the first step toward getting help.(3 hours)

This workshop clearly explains:

  • what depression is
  • how to recognize it (it’s more than moody)
  • how common is it
  • the difference between depression in adults and young people
  • the risk factors
  • the warning signs
  • survival tips for the family
  • dealing with discipline and conflict
  • what parent’s can’t do
  • what is bipolar, schizophrenia
  • the nightmare of suicide
  • treatment options
  • what does the future hold

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

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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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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