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

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

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

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)

Relationships matter:  change comes through forming trusting relationships. People, not programs change people.

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

The quickest way to change your child’s behaviour is to first change your own.

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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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“We are foster parents who took in a 13 year old girl (going on 18!) and she ran us through the wringer. Rick helped us learn how to set limits that made the difference.”

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