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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.

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

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.

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.

Criticism is not a motivator.

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

Children mimic well. They catch what they see better than they follow what they hear.

The more 2 parents differ in their approaches to discipline, the more likely it leads to trouble for the child.

Wouldn't it be nice if children would simply listen and learn.

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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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Parents' Comments

“Rick’s approach is so logical. He helped us clearly define the problem, analyze what has happened and select the best strategy. We now feel empowered to do something positive for our kid”

(A.N. – Tillsonburg)