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Being a parent of a teenager can cure a person of narcissism.

Hurt people hurt people.

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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Crash Test Mommy

Would you like to know how to get your children to willingly cooperate? Would you like to eliminate many of your daily battles and end the yelling, nagging and pleading? Would you like to handle discipline issues with knowledge, authority and skill. While doing all this, would you also like to boost your child’s self-esteem? This workshop is filled with time tested, proven and practical ideas for real families. Issues discussed include: noncompliance, temper tantrums, sleep problems, meal time problems, bad language, the dawdler, lying, stealing, tattling, sibling squabbles and much much more.

Living With an Attachment Disordered Child

A child with attachment disorder is a deeply wounded child who was denied the very basics of life, love and protection in the early years. They have often been victims of abuse, neglect, abandonment and sexual exploitation. Though they can be removed from the source of their maltreatment, they take with them the invisible internal scars of earlier maltreatment into their “new” families. This workshop explores what has gone wrong in their development and outlines a hopeful course of treatment. Especially suitable for foster/adoption parents and teachers. (3 hours)

Behaviour Management in the Classroom

“I go home from school every night exhausted from the constant power struggles!”

“10% of the students in my class cause 90% of the behaviour problems!”

“Managing the children in my class takes as much time and energy as teaching them!”

“Teaching isn’t fun anymore. I don’t know how much longer I can keep doing this!”

This workshop presents proven strategies that replace “misbehaviour” in the classroom with “cooperation” without the need for lecturing, threatening, reasoning, cajoling, yelling, sending them to the office, etc. (3 hours)

Positive Parenting

“Ten years ago I had no children and three theories about how to raise them. Now I have three children and no theories”

Parenting is the most important job you will ever have, yet children come with no instruction manual, mute buttons or guarantees. This workshop explores what makes kids tick and includes some “dynamite” strategies to help you stop yelling, nagging, threatening, bossing, bribing and how to bring more peace and harmony into your home. (6 hours – a full day or 2 evenings)

From Diapers to Driver’s License (Child Development 101)

“Kids have an extraordinary capacity to finding endless ways to drive parents crazy!”

Every parent can relate to the above statement. We lock horns with our toddlers, skirmish with our preschoolers, clash with our preteens and “knock heads” with our adolescents. Battling endlessly with your kids seldom resolves what you intended and instead gets replayed over and over straining family relationships. Part of the solution to breaking this damaging cycle is understanding child development and this workshop describes what is “normal” for each stage of a child’s life from conception to 18 years. (6 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

“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’”

(N.S. – London)