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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.

"Parents aren't the cause of ADHD, but they are part of the solution." (Kenny Handleman, M.D.)

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

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

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

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

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

"The thing that impresses me most about North America is the way parents obey their children"    (King Edward VII , 1841-1910)

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

The challenge of adolescence is to balance the right of the parents to feel they are in charge with the need of the adolescent to gain independence.

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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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