Parenting Your Challenging Child: Using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems

Using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (program aired live on January 23, 2012)
Dr. Greene promised to do an entire program on how to use the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems, and here it is! (This segment actually aired on the Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students radio program, but that's OK.) LISTEN NOW

Precision on Unsolved Problems (program aired live on October 15, 2012)
Unsolved problems can be hard to word...but if you want your child to respond to your efforts to gather information in the Empathy step of Plan B, some precision on the wording can be helpful. And that's not all Dr. Greene covered on today's program! LISTEN NOW

Just Getting Started:  Identifying Unsolved Problems (program aired live on May 15, 2012)
As the caller on today's program has discovered, one of the hardest parts of getting started with Collaborative & Proactive Solutions* is identifying specific unsolved problems (instead of challenging behaviors). But she seems ready to tackle that one now! LISTEN NOW

Making the "Unpredictable" More Predictable (program aired live on February 11, 2013)
Parents often say that the unsolved problems setting in motion challenging episodes in their kids are unpredictable. But that's not exactly so.  Because Plan B is most effective when it's used proactively, it's crucial to transform the seemingly unpredictable into the predictable. LISTEN NOW

Sometimes Homework Is a Very Low Priority (program aired live on April 17, 2012)
What could be more important than homework? Lots of things! And trying to solve every problem at once is the surest way to guarantee than none get solved at all. 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.