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

The teenage years require a delicate balance between the young person's need to gain independence, and the parent's need to retain authority.

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

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

Simple rules adhered to when children are young can prevent more serious problems later.

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

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

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

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

We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

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Have ADD/ADHD ? – You Are in Good Company !

    The following people are reported to have ADD /ADHD ! Beethoven Elvis Bill Gates Henry Ford Robin williams Socrates Mozart Winston Churchill Alexander Graham Bell Picasso Napoleon Jim Carey John Lennon Howie Mandel J.F.K. Bill Cosby Louis Pasteur Michael Jordan A diagnosis of ADD /ADHD is not something one would wish for, but it obviously does not need to prevent one from accomplishing great things.

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Rachel – age 15

WARNING SIGNS                   Journal entry – Rachel age 15 “If I’m not doing what I want to do in a few years, then I will commit suicide. I’m surprised I haven’t done it yet because I feel really terrible all the time – well, maybe most of the time. I just don’t have any courage but anyone else in my position would have already committed suicide. I would love to drop out of school but […]

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Sleep Requirements

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What Do Most Doctors Say About ADHD ?

Quotes from the medical majority: “To suggest that ADHD is a fraud, that somehow children are being abused by these treatments, is really an outrage because for these kids to not get treated is really the greatest abuse and neglect” (Harold Koplewicz M.D.) “A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid – schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette’s – all would be thrown […]

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Possible Psychosocial Side Effects of ADHD Meds

    Complicating the decision as whether use stimulant medications for ADHD are the possible psychosocial side effects ! lower self esteem “external” cause for success or failure disowning or responsibility stigmatization by peers family issues remain unresolved need for parenting and teaching changes are buried

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Workshops

+ Behaviour Management (now available online)

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 are foster parents who took in a 13 year old girl (going on 18!) and she ran us through the wringer. Rick helped us learn how to set limits that made the difference.”

(G.E. – Strathroy)