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What kids (and the rest of us) need now

Whether you're a parent or teacher...whether a child is behaviorally challenging or not...collaboration is the key to improved relationships, better communication, and solving problems. This website contains a ton of free resources to help you move in that direction. And we're going to need your help to ensure that kids everywhere are treated in ways that are compassionate, informed, and effective.

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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


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


Dr. Ross Greene
Founding Director
Lives in the Balance