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

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

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.

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

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

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

If you are headed in the wrong direction as a parent - you are allowed to make a U-turn.

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)

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

Criticism is not a motivator.

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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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