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The explosive child: Frustration to hope



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May 30, 2011 — Easily frustrated and chronically inflexible children are a handful – to say the least. Their explosive behavior can drain family morale, strain marriages, and pull loved ones down a path of isolation and anguish. Some parents and teachers resort to a reward and punishment system to control behavior, but soon find stickers and timeouts are pointless.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb is joined by Ross Greene, Ph.D., to discuss how Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) helps difficult children overcome social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Greene is the author of The Explosive Child, now in its fourth edition. He’s an associate clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the originator or the CPS approach. He consults with families, schools, and therapeutic facilities. He lectures throughout the world.

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