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

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

Parents are the external regulator for kids who cannot regulate themselves.

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

When a child is disregulated - is the time parents need to be regulated.

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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)

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

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

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Variables Affecting FASD

Prenatal alcohol consumption does not ALWAYS result in neurological damage.

Variables:

  • dose (amount of alcohol)
  • timing (stage of pregnancy)
  • genetic factors (mother and baby) (some ethnic groups are more susceptible)
  • metabolic factors (mother and baby)(some individuals have reduced enzymes to breakdown

alcohol)

Some other factors:

  • maternal weight
  • fetal weight
  • cell development at time of alcohol exposure
  • age of mother
  • maternal use of cigarettes & other toxins
  • oxygen deprivation due to maternal liver dysfunction

Some heavy drinkers do not produce FASD babies while some light drinkers do.

The critical factors or combination of factors has not been determined.

Ethanol Crosses the placenta freely.

WHEN A PREGNANT WOMAN DRINKS ALCOHOL – SO DOES HER BABY!

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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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