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

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.

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

Hurt people hurt people.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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

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)

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

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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

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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“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)