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Rethinking Challenging Kids: Where There's a Skill There's a Way

J. Stuart Ablon | TEDxBeaconStreet | October 2014

Dr. Stuart Ablon is a child psychologist who specializes in working with challenging children and their families, teachers, and helpers. He serves as the Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School Challenging behavior exhibited by children and adolescents is a common concern and frustration for parents, teachers, and other helpers.

In this TEDx talk, Dr. Ablon challenges the conventional wisdom about what causes challenging behavior and as a result what we should do to help. Drawing from research in the neurosciences, Dr. Ablon suggests a revolutionary way of thinking about challenging behavior and a corresponding process, Collaborative Problem Solving®, by which kids of all kinds can be taught skills of flexibility, frustration tolerance and problem solving.

Rethinking Challenging Kids: Where There’s a Skill There’s a Way

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