Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model and author of The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings, provides guidance to parents on understanding and helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges...along with his co-hosts Kim Hopkins-Betts (Director of Outreach at Lives in the Balance) and parents Jennifer Trethewey, and Stella Hastings.
Parenting During the Pandemic...and a Mom Who Was More Successful Than She Knew
Findings from the Lives in the Balance survey on Parenting During the Pandemic are now available on the Lives in the Balance website, and were discussed at the beginning of the program. Then we heard from a mom whose first attempt at Plan B went a lot better than she realized.
If You Need A Good Overview Of the CPS Model, This Podcast Is It
Thanks to four parents who emailed us with questions, this podcast provides a great overview of the basic components of identifying and solving problems collaboratively and proactively. Nothing beats real life...
Solving Problems Collaboratively Versus "Accommodating"...Not the Same Thing
After helping a mom sort through the ins and outs of doing Plan B with her son, we turned our attention to email, including one from a mom who was concerned that doing Plan B meant she was always going to be accomodating her son's problems. Good to get that cleared up.
What's Going Wrong With This Plan B?
On today's program, we responded to a mom whose son was having difficulty participating in the Define Adult Concerns step and Invitation step of Plan B, prompting some hopefully helpful words of wisdom from our panel. Also covered: should consuquences be used in tandem with Plan B...and should parents explain Plan B to kids before doing it?
Solving Problems Collaboratively Has Never Been More Important
And we're back...with the first segment of Parenting Your Challenging Child of the fall, after a very tumultuous summer. We responded to two moms with specific concerns about how to approach unsolved problems using Plans B and C, but a lot of the themes were the same as usual, whether related to parenting or society: the importance of listening to each other, empathizing with one another's concerns, and solving problems collaboratively.
Back to School Podcast for Parents
Whether the schools in your neck of the woods are opening or not, the pandemic continues to present parents with major challenges. Here's your opportunity to vent, ask questions, and share ideas, and get some guidance from Dr. Greene, Kim Hopkins-Betts, and Deb Hagler, M.D.
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Audio isn’t perfect but so what?
I’m starting from the beginning and I’m maybe halfway through the archive. I realize the audio isn’t the best but... compared to all we are gaining and learning that seems to be frivolous. I mean...we are learning such valuable information to help children it’s honestly amazing. I can’t believe people are giving a low rating due to something as silly as audio quality.
I can see making a complaint about it, but to give a low rating?! Wow... just wow.
I’m truly appalled.
I’m just grateful for the information and training and guidance... so what if the audio isn’t the best?
Thank you for teaching CPS in such a practical way
I loved the concepts of CPS right when I first heard from Dr. Ross Greene. It makes so much sense, and these novel ideas have completely shifted my mindset - it has helped us incredibly, in ways I am so grateful for!! But there were some gaps in my ability to fully implement, when I went searching for more answers, and this podcast has really helped by giving practical situations, and answering those questions - many of which I had as well, and I want to thank you so so much to Dr. Ross Greene and your whole team!
Thank you very much!
Please work on the audio. It is very hard to listen to when one person is talking and another is breathing into their mic and rustling things in the background. One person is muffled and fading in and out, while others are amplified.