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Parents & Families

Parenting is a tough gig, even more so if your child responds to life's challenges in ways that are more extreme. Things go a lot better if you're partnering with your child to solve the problems that affect his or her life (rather than using power -- threats and adult-imposed consequences -- to exert control). Making the shift is hard, but this section is going to help you get started. Check it Out

Educators & Schools

Traditional school discipline procedures -- depriving kids of recess, detentions, suspensions, paddlings -- don't solve the problems that are affecting the lives of students. These interventions just push kids away...toward alienation and disenfranchisement. What to do instead? Start solving problems and teaching skills... collaboratively and proactively! Learn More

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We need to ensure that all kids are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion...that we are parenting and teaching them in ways that foster their humanity...and that we stop relying on punitive, adversarial interventions that only foster disaffection, anger, and alienation. There's a better way...and we're going to need your help to make it happen. Join In

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Dr. Ross Greene
Founding Director
Lives in the Balance