Helping Kids with Challenging Behavior, featuring Stuart Ablon, PhD – Shrinking It Down
Topics: Behavioral Issues
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Rewards. Punishments. Incentives. What parent hasn’t used one or all of these when trying to navigate challenging behavior in their kids? These might be great strategies when the root of the problem is a lack of motivation. But in reality, that’s not often the case. The truth is, for most kids – and even adults – “bad behavior” isn’t about a lack of will, but rather a lack of skills like flexibility, tolerance, and problem solving.
The great thing about skills is that we can practice and acquire new ones! In this episode of Shrinking It Down, co-hosts Gene and Steve welcome Dr. Stuart Ablon of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital to talk about his new book, Changeable, and how parents can help their kids, and themselves, to overcome challenging behavior.
Thank you for joining us in this journey and conversation. If you have a question or comment about this episode, we’d love to hear from you! Write to us here.
- Changeable (J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.)
- Collaborative Problem Solving Overview (Think:Kids)
- Justin Trudeau’s son throws hilarious tantrums on state visit (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
- Help Anyone Change Their Behavior – Even Yourself! (Psychology Today)
Episode filmed and edited by Michael J. Dillon
Music by Gene Beresin
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