Parenting Your Challenging Child: Will The Model Work With My Kid?

Can You Use Plan B with Very Young Kids? (program aired live on March 8, 2011)
That's the topic we led off with, but we moved on to other interesting discussions, thanks to our callers. LISTEN NOW

Solving Problems Collaboratively with Very Young Kids: It's The Same Ingredients (program aired live on April 27, 2010)
Can you use the CPS model with a child who's three or four years old? The truth is, Plan B includes ingredients that are crucial the instant a child is born: empathy, trying to understand what's making a child uncomfortable or unhappy, and trying to find realistic and mutually satisfactory ways to address whatever is getting in the kid's way. Of course, you need to think it's a good idea to be doing those things in the first place...then it's easy to understand why Plan A (imposition of adult will) wouldn't get the job done). LISTEN NOW

Radical Ideas About RAD? (program aired live on November 22, 2011)
Can Reactive Attachment Disorder be understood (and treated) through the lenses of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions*? What's the best way to approach a co-parent who's not yet on board with CPS*? What's the best way to approach school staff who aren't on board yet either? LISTEN NOW

Attachment Issues and CPS:  Just What the Doctor Ordered (program aired live on January 11, 2011)
Is the CPS model a good fit for kids with attachment issues?  Should the model be modified in any way for such kids? LISTEN NOW

A Sad Tale...and Some Hope (program aired live on January 18, 2011)
How do you make sure your child gets what he needs to help him overcome his social emotional and behavioral challenges?  Why does the system sometimes fail to help our kids?  Can young kids participate in solving problems collaboratively?  What if a child is too hyperactive and impulsive to participate in Plan B? LISTEN NOW

Playing Catch-up (program aired live on February 22, 2011)
A variety of topics on today's program, including whether the CPS* model is applicable to "imploders" as well as "exploders," how to word a neutral observation in the Empathy step, and the fact that vague concerns tend to lead to vague solutions. LISTEN NOW

*Dr. Greene is the originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach -- and referred to his model by that name in his articles, chapters, research papers, and books prior to 2013 -- but now calls his model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS). Read more here.