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

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

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

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.

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

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

Adolescence can be the cruelest place on earth. It can really be heartless.  ( Tori Amos)

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

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

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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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