Category Archives: Collaborative Problem Solving Approach

The Myth of Consistency

Treating everyone the same just ensures that no one really gets what they need! As parents, we hear a lot about the need to be consistent – consistent in how we treat each of our children and consistent with our co-parents as well. This emphasis on consistency goes back to the idea that kids are looking for

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The Most Important Back to School Supply

The one thing everyone needs this school year. As schools across the country open their doors to our children, we hear a lot about back to school supplies – binders, notebooks, mechanical pencils, graph paper, calculators, maybe even a lock to keep things safe in lockers. I know it was one of my favorite rituals

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(Re)Thinking Challenging Kids: CPS Training Experience

With a partnership from our friends at the Flawless Foundation, a not-for-profit organization advocating for people with brain-based behavioral challenges, Think:Kids recently had the pleasure of having Flawless intern, recent Columbia University graduate and aspiring psychologist, Tre Gabriel, help report on our Summer 2019 Tier 1  training. Here he shares his insights on what he gained

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The Best Way to Stay Calm Amid Challenging Behavior

By: Dr. Stuart Ablon, Director of Think:Kids As a psychologist specializing in working with kids and adolescents with very challenging behavior, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to help kids stay “regulated,” which in essence means calm in the midst of frustration or over-excitement. I have the great fortune of doing a

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The Challenge of Viral Challenges

Listening to the other person’s perspective is a key ingredient in the Collaborative Problem Solving approach and in today’s digital era, listening to your child can help adults better understand some of the confusing, social pressures kids face online. With the rise of social media where web-based challenges can go viral and reach millions in an instant,

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