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

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

"Moody" and "unpredictable" are adjectives parents will often use when referring to their teenagers.

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

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

Parenting style matters - a lot!

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

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.

Children do not develop on their own - they only develop within relationships.

A tantruming toddler is a little ball of writhing muscle and incredible strength. It's like trying to carry a greased pig past a slop bucket.

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Facial Features of FASD

Individuals with full blown FASD display characteristic facial features: short palpebral fissures (separation between the upper and lower eyelids) flat midface short nose indistinct philtrum (the depression between the nose and upper lip bordered by ridges) thin upper lip Associated facial features: epicanthal folds of the upper eyelid (from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow) low nasal bridge minor ear anomalies micrognathia (small lower jaw) Many individuals diagnosed with FASD do not [...]

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Depression – comorbidity in teens !

Adult depression is usually just  that:   depression     Adolescent depression is frequently accompanied or preceded by other disorders complicating the diagnosis and treatment:                                                       – ADHD                                                       – GAD                                                       – CD                                                       – OCD                                                       – PTSD                                                       – substance abuse  

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS 1. Separation Anxiety                                     – fear of being separated from parents   2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder                   – obsessive – intrusive, recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses or images                   – compulsive – behaviour the individual feels driven to perform                                                                                           – may involve intricate rules                                                                                           – believe the behaviour will prevent a terrible event from occuring   3. Social Phobia                   – fear of “performing” in public   4. Generalized [...]

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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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NOL 2BO

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

Email: info@rickharper.ca

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