Dr. Ross Greene Presents: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

Lisa Tate, FORCE Parent in Residence in Victoria on September 25, 2013

Dr. Ross Greene is coming to Vancouver November 6th to talk about his “Collaborative Problem Solving Model” for kids with challenging behaviour.   What is Collaborative Problem Solving?   Just as the name suggests, it is a way for Parents and children to solve problems where both parties get to voice their concerns and work towards finding a solution.

Does it work?  Yes, I have 2 teenage boys and I use Collaborative Problem Solving most of the time.    I started to use it years ago, with my youngest child who was easily upset, argumentative, and very strong willed.  It was as if he wanted to control everything in his life at the age of 6.   I find now, we set up a time to talk, we listen to each other, we  understand each other  and we come up with a solution that is acceptable to both of us.  My son has learnt a great skill.  He will start right into the process of “Collaborative Problem Solving” when we, as parents don’t quite understand how important something is to him.

Why go to a Dr. Ross Greene workshop?  I think he has a philosophy that helps parents and children foster a healthy functioning relationship and a way to solve problems that is respectful and empowering to both people.   His books and ideas have changed the way I parent, and helped me to understand my children’s challenging behaviour and what to do about it.   

Dr. Ross Greene’s approach is simple and straight forward, but don’t let that fool you into thinking you are already doing it.  There are a few things that parents might need to brush up on and get a little better at when parenting children with difficult behaviours.  I would encourage all parents to go to a Dr Ross Greene workshop, in my opinion you won’t be disappointed.

Registration for this event is full.  The event will be recorded and avaiable to watch, to receive the link for the recording please put your name & e-mail on the waitlist.


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