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

Criticism is not a motivator.

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

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

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

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

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

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

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

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

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Teen Suicide

Statistics:

1. suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds (after car accidents)

2. for every suicide completion, there are between 100 and 200 attempts

3. 15% of teens report suicide ideation

Myths:

a) young people rarely think about suicide – FALSE

b) talking about suicide will give young people the idea or permission to consider suicide – FALSE

c) suicide is sudden and unpredictable – FALSE

d) suicidal youth are only looking for attention – FALSE

e) suicidal youth are determined to die – FALSE

f) a suicidal person will always be at risk – FALSE

If you are dealing with a suicidal teen call the Distress Line in your area (London (519) 667-6711

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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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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.”

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