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The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

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

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

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

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".

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.

Criticism is not a motivator.

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

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Ten Things to do with a Pencil – – if you’re ADHD

10 Things To Do With A Pencil

( . . . if you’re ADHD)

  1. Fly it through the air
  2. Roll it across your desk and let it fall to the floor
  3. Stick it in the screw of the chair
  4. Eat it
  5. Poke your neighbor
  6. Stick it up your nose
  7. Pick the threads of your socks
  8. Sharpen it  . . sharpen it again . . sharpen it again
  9. Pretend it is a drum stick
  10. 10.Lose it

Behavioural Management Systems

Rick Harper

www.rickharper.ca

(519) 485-4678

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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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Parents' Comments

“Implementing Rick’s techniques and adhering to them is exhausting, but it is a healthy exhaustion rather than the detrimental exhaustion I used to experience.”

(B.F. – Woodstock)