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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.

"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.

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

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.

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

Removing a child from a traumatic environment does not remove the trauma from the child's memory.

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.

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.

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

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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 Anxiety Disorder
                  – uncontrollable
                  – daily
 
5. Panic Disorder
                  – episodes of intense fear
                  – start abruptly and peak within 10 minutes then fade
 
The treatment for anxiety disorders often involve the use of medications (SSRI’s) and cognitive behaviour therapy

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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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“We were so naive. We thought our son’s poor behaviour was just a phase he was passing through. Thankfully you led us ‘out of the wilderness’”

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