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

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

It's more effective to reward your child for being "good" (appropriate) than to punish him for being "bad" (inappropriate).

If you (parents) tend to overreact to your child's misbehaviour - your child learns that he can't trust you. Mom, Dad, stay regulated!

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

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

Parenting style matters - a lot!

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.

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

The mistake that Sharon and I both made is we never set any boundaries.  (Ozzy Osbourne)

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Why This Blog??

Why this blog? What a good question! With literally 100’s of books in print and 1000’s of websites and blogs devoted to children’s behaviour problems – why indeed do we need another contribution?

The short answer is because so many people have asked me for it. At the completion of virtually every workshop I present, at least one participant asks me to recommend a book or source that summarizes what I’ve talked about. There is no such book or website that I can find (and I’ve looked hard).

The information that I will be sharing with you in upcoming blogs come from working with literally hundreds and hundreds  of families and children and have taken me over 40 years of my life to accumulate, understand and apply. Parents of a child whose behaviour is causing them great concern don’t have 40 years to sift through the mountains of ideas available. Those parents need to know what to do NOW! The goal of Behavioural Management Systems is to give those parents the tools they need to make a positive difference in the life of their child. Help is offered through several means – workshops, individual family sessions, teleconferencing, conference speaker and this blog.

Watch for upcoming posts concerning:

– treatment options

– ADHD

– bed wetting

– sibling rivalry

– behaviour medications

– teen issues

– blended families

– chilhood depression

and much more

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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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