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

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

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

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

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 today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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

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Schizophrenia

 

What Is Schizophrenia ?

– it is a cruel brain disease

– it constricts experiences

– it destroys opportunities

– it attacks all socioeconomic levels and nationalities

– it attacks about 6 people out of every 1000 in Canada

– rate in North America appears to be increasing

– MRI studies show structural abnormalities in some brains affected by schizophrenia

– it usually strikes in late adolescence / early adult years  – just as opportunities for most people are unfolding

– it can strike younger children but is rare

– many of our “homeless” have schizophrenia

– many inmates in our prisons are ill with schizophrenia

– individuals with schizophrenia are frequently victimized

– many individuals with schizophrenia do not receive treatment

– it is a disease that continues to baffle mental health professionals

– there is a history of abuse by governments – forced sterilization, lobotomies, persecution, execution, incarceration in prison

– often a repeating cycle of jail, hospital, street

– there is a wide range of symptoms

– there is no cure

– treatment is elusive but can be very effective

– schizophrenia is the single largest diagnosis for individuals receiving social assistance

– the financial costs of schizophrenia are staggering

– the human casts are unimaginable

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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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2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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