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

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

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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)

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

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

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

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

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

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What Does a Depressed Teen Look Like?

WHAT DOES A DEPRESSED YOUNG PERSON
LOOK LIKE?

– persistently sad or irritable mood
– loss of  interest in activities once enjoyed
– significant change in eating or sleeping
– loss of energy
– feelings of worthlessness
– feeling of inappropriate guilt
– difficulty concentrating
– recurrent thoughts of suicide
– frequent physical complaints – headaches, etc.
– school problems – absences, cutting classes, drop in performance
– outbursts of shouting, complaining, irritability, crying, anger, hostility
– excessive boredom
– social isolation
– alcohol or drug abuse
– fear of death
– extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
– reckless behaviour

 
“SIGNIFICANT” changes is the operative word

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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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Contact

2720 Rath Street, Putnam, Ontario
NOL 2BO

Phone: (519) 485-4678
Fax: (519) 485-0281

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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