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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.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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

Children today are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their parents or grandparents. Many of today's children are being enticed to grow up too quickly and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared.

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

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

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

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

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

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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Training Session at Betamarsh

On Wednesday, April 20 I had an opportunity to present a training session to the staff of Betamarsh in Goderich Ontario. The all day session focused on assessing and treating children’s behavioural problems. Betamarsh provides a long-term therapeutic placement for troubled children, adolescents and young adults in a safe and nurturing environment. The goal of their specialized programs is to provide an opportunity for their clients to develop skills which will enable them to reach their potential. Many “graduates” have moved on to become happy, contributing members of society and the staff at Betamarsh deserve much credit for a significant  role in helping these  young people .

(simply google  Betamarsh to find more information about their worthwhile program)

Behavioural Management Systems has had the privilege of providing training and consulting services to numerous agencies and organizations. The following is a list of some of them:

  • London and Middlesex CAS
  • Sarnia Lambton CAS
  • Oxford County CAS
  • Bruce County CAS
  • Nairn Family Group Homes
  • Bluewater Family supports Services
  • Fanshawe College
  • W.R. MacDonald School
  • Good Beginnings
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • London District Catholic School Board
  • Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance
  • Rehoboth Christian School
  • Region of Peel CAS
  • Elgin Association for Community Living
  • Huron Perth CAS
  • Government of Nova Scotia
  • Chatham Kent CAS
  • Elgin County CAS
  • Pic River First Nations
  • Epilepsy support Centre

Behavioural Management Systems offer a broad range of training opportunities and we encourage you to check out the “services” and “workshop” sections of our website for a complete listing. (www.rickharper.ca)

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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

“We were so naive. We thought our son’s poor behaviour was just a phase he was passing through. Thankfully you led us ‘out of the wilderness'”

(N.S. – London)