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

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

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

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.

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

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

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.

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

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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Parents' Comments

“Implementing Rick’s techniques and adhering to them is exhausting, but it is a healthy exhaustion rather than the detrimental exhaustion I used to experience.”

(B.F. – Woodstock)