We've learned a lot about behaviorally challenging kids over the past 50 years. We now know that behaviorally challenging kids aren't attention-seeking, manipulative, coercive, unmotivated, and testing limits...and we know that their parents typically aren't passive, permissive, inconsistent, non-contingent disciplinarians. We know that behaviorally challenging kids are lacking crucial cognitive skills -- especially in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem solving -- and that they exhibit challenging behavior in situations (called unsolved problems) in which those skills are demanded.
Do your lenses need adjusting? Are you ready to try on some progressive lenses? The video clips below (filmed in Regina, Saskatchewan) will help you move in that direction.