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"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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

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.

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

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

Don't wait for him to turn 10 before you reveal that you are not in fact the hired help whose job it is to clean up after him.

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

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

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
1. Separation Anxiety
                                    - fear of being separated from parents
 
2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
                  - obsessive – intrusive, recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses or images
                  – compulsive – behaviour the individual feels driven to perform
                                                                                          – may involve intricate rules
                                                                                          – believe the behaviour will prevent a terrible event from occuring
 
3. Social Phobia
                  – fear of “performing” in public
 
4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
                  – uncontrollable
                  – daily
 
5. Panic Disorder
                  – episodes of intense fear
                  – start abruptly and peak within 10 minutes then fade
 
The treatment for anxiety disorders often involve the use of medications (SSRI’s) and cognitive behaviour therapy

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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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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)