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

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

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

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

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.

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

Hurt people hurt people.

"Rules without relationship leads to rebellion" (Josh McDowell)

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School Starts in 1 Month – 10 things to do to be ready if you child has ADHD

1. Review his I.E.P (Individual Educational Plan)

– consider which educational goals have been met and which ones still require accommodation

– meet with school team before school starts – bring last year’s report card, samples of work, discuss what worked last year, discuss goals for this

year and the accommodations required

2. If the child is going to a new school schedule a visit before the first day

– locate his/her classroom, washroom, gym, library, office

– scout out the playground and which door to enter

3. Establish an organizational system

– colour coded binders for each subject. pocket folders for letters to home, homework sheets, completed work, etc.

– day planner

4. Create a home staging area

– near the door, equip it with a table, shelves, cubbies, baskets, whiteboard, etc.

– there should be a place for everything the child needs for school (backpack, homework, notices, lunch, running shoes, etc.)

5. Buy school supplies

6. Plan your child’s after school activities – sports, dance, music, clubs, etc.

7. Homework helper

– decide if your child needs additional academic help and make arrangements now

8. Establish a calendar in a central location that highlights special activities, extra curricular activities, sports schedules, birthday parties,etc

9. Review your child’s medications

– make an appointment with your doctor to discuss med changes that may be needed given the child’s age, size, increasing academic demands

10. Help your child set some learning goals

– ” What do you want to achieve this year?”

– “What are you good at ?”

– “What are your weak areas?”

Preplanning can go a long way to helping your child have a successful school year.

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+ 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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