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If it  was going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called "labour".

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

Hurt people hurt people.

Early intervention is always better than crisis management - but it is never too late to do the right thing.

"Cutting" is a visible sign to the world that you are hurting.

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

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)

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

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

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.

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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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Phone: (519) 485-4678
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Email: info@rickharper.ca

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