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It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

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.

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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".

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

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

There has been an explosion in the prescribing of medication for very young children, particularly preschool and kindergarten boys (Juli Zito , Univ. of Maryland)

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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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