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"The thing that impresses me most about North America is the way parents obey their children"    (King Edward VII , 1841-1910)

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

Many clinicians find it easier to tell parents their child has a brain-based disorder than suggest parenting changes. Jennifer Harris (psychiatrist)

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

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

You cannot reason with someone who is being unreasonable.

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.

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

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

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

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Frequency of Depression

 

Depression is increasing in numbers.

Is it because:

  • incidents of depression is increasing
  • more services are available
  • families are more willing to seek help
  • greater recognition

Depression in adults is relatively easy to diagnose:

  • there is a pronounced change in mood
  • changes persist
  • adults usually acknowledge the problem
  • adults have some mature insights
  • they are usually motivated to “fix” it

Depression in young people is harder to diagnose

  • is he/she depressed or just being a teenager
  • he cycles frequently: depressed, happy, depressed
  • rarely asks for help
  • often reluctant to see a therapist
  • denies there is a problem

Depression in young people was not identified until 1989.

 

Depression in young people is probably under diagnosed and therefore untreated – causing much unnecessary misery

 

It is the opinion of many “experts” that the rate of depression in young people exceeds the rate in adults

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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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