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

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

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. (Peggy O'Mara)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Guided Tour of ADHD

This workshop will present the facts, myths, misconceptions, controversy and treatments associated with one of society’s most common childhood disorders. ADHD can affect every area of a child’s life producing feelings of failure, learning difficulties, inability to make and keep friends and stressful relationships within families. Suitable for parents, teachers, daycare staff, social workers, etc. (3 hours)

Living with a Child With Fetal Alcohol Related Behaviour Problems

This workshop offers solid information and practical advice for dealing with FASD/FAE’s lifelong effects on behaviour and learning. It addresses historical, medical, educational and societal aspects of FASD and details common behavioural characteristics associated with the condition. The workshop is presented in a developmental format and gives specific behavioural management strategies that are appropriate for individuals with FASD from infancy through young adulthood. (3 Hours)

The “Difficult” Child

  • Do you find your child difficult to raise?
    Yes or No
  • Do you find your child’s behaviour hard to understand?
    Yes or No
  • Are you often battling with your child?
    Yes or No
  • Do you sometimes feel inadequate or guilty as a parent?
    Yes or No
  • Is your marriage being affected by your child’s behaviour?
    Yes or No

“Yes” to any of the above questions may indicate you are dealing with a “difficult” child. Temperamentally difficult children confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act in ways that are defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, whiny, hyperactive, clingy, shy, negative, picky and sometimes are impossible to deal with. This workshop offers practical, compassionate advice to parents of hard-to-raise children.

Autism – A World Apart

This workshop will present the latest ideas concerning the diagnosis and treatments associated with autism. Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of the disorder, how it impacts family life and education and coping strategies. Suitable for parents, teachers, daycare staff, social workers, etc. (3 hours)

Schizophrenia in Young People – How Parents Can Help

Schizophrenia is a cruel disease that attacks about 8 people out of every 1000. It often strikes in the adolescent years just as opportunities for most people are beginning to unfold. The financial costs involved in dealing with schizophrenia are staggering and the human costs within families are incalculable. This workshop will examine the nature, causes, symptoms, issues and treatments of schizophrenia. Most importantly, it will explain what this disease looks like in it’s early stages and will outline what parents can do to help their child. (3 hours)




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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

“Our daughter was the joy of our life until she turned 13, then all hell broke loose. Rick helped us understand what was happening to her and we made some adjustments that helped us get through it. She’s now in University and doing well.”

(D.A. – St. Thomas)