Tag Archives: Children

Through Your Child’s Eyes

We know that one of the most powerful components of Collaborative Problem Solving is the understanding that comes with viewing children through the lens of “kids do well if they can.” We work very hard to help adults see the child’s perspective – broadly when we discuss lagging thinking skills and specifically during the first

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Massachusetts DOE wants to hear YOUR thoughts on seclusion and restraint in schools.

Back in May, we blogged about a possible federal ban on seclusion and restraint in schools. (See that post, which includes a lot of information about why this initiative is important, by clicking here.) We are thrilled to see that changing regulations related to seclusion and restraint is getting both federal and state attention. In

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Does your child ever seem unreasonable?

“I know you’re mad that I said you can’t go, but that doesn’t give you the right to speak to me like that! (SLAM!) If you slam that door one more time, I’m taking your iPad! (SLAM!) That’s it, iPad is out, and the TV is next!” (SLAM! SLAM!) 
Whoaaaa… How can your gentle, loving

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A neurobiological argument for an alternative to time-out

Check out this great article from Dan Siegel whose work resonates with ours, He presents a neurobiological argument for an alternative to time-out. Trouble is most of us parents would love to do something else … but don’t know what. This is especially true in the heat of the moment when the child is likely not the

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Dr. Ablon on Ask the Doctor

Dr. Ablon was recently asked to participate in NAMIs’ Ask the Doctor program. Click below to listen to a recording of Dr. Ablon introducing the approach and then taking questions from parents and clinicians.