Challenging behaviors in your child make you feel frustrated, angry, helpless, overwhelmed? Do you resort to yelling, punishments or rewards more often than you’d like? What if you could learn to solve problems with your kids collaboratively?
In episode 256 of the podcast Dr. Greene explains why kids exhibit challenging behaviors, why traditional behavior management strategies may not be effective for many kids, and how to use Plan B to solve problems collaboratively and teach your child the skills he or she is lacking. Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with challenging children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaching these kids the skills they lack. He discusses the fact that challenging behaviors occur under highly predictable conditions, called unresolved problems and describes how to go about identifying these unresolved problems in your child.
Dr. Greene believes that KIds Do Well if They Can.
About my guest
Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the originator of the innovative, evidence-based approach called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), as described in his influential books The raising human beings , Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings. He also developed and executive produced the award-winning documentary film The Kids We Lose, released in 2018. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and founded the non-profit Lives in the Balance in 2009. He is also adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Greene has worked with several thousand behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers, and he and his colleagues have overseen implementation and evaluation of the CPS model in hundreds of schools, inpatient psychiatry units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities, with dramatic effect: significant reductions in recidivism, discipline referrals, detentions, suspensions, and use of restraint and seclusion. Dr. Greene lectures throughout the world and lives in Portland, Maine.
Resources and links
- The Kids We Lose documentary film
- The Explosive Child by Dr. Greene
- Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child by Dr. Greene
- Here is the list of Lagging Skills
- Here is the Problem Solving Plan
- Plan B Cheat Sheet
- Here is the Drilling Cheat Sheet
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