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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)

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.

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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

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

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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

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

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

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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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