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The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

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

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.

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

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

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

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

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.

"To be a man, a boy must see a man."  (J.R. Moehringer)

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

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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 (now available online)

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

“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)