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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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.

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)

Criticism is not a motivator.

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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

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.

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

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The Teenage Brain

 THE TEENAGE BRAIN
 
Adolescence is one of the times in an individual’s life when the greatest brain development is occurring.
 
– brain changes in size and shape
– gray matter thickens
– increase in synaptic connections between brain cells
– specialization within brain occurs
– “pruning” of pathways
– sex hormones impact on brain
 
Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that facilitate the transmission of messages along nerve cells (billions of messages per second)
 
                  Primary neurotransmitters involved with depression             – serotonin
                                                                                                                                       – dopomine
                                                                                                                                        – norepinephrine
 
THE DISREGULATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS IS A PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR TO DEPRESSION

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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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