School discipline reviewed

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Allan-Matlem, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Allan-Matlem

    Allan-Matlem Active Member


    There are excellent resources for parents who like the " explosive child ' - CPS collaborative problem approach.

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    Here is a very informative link to a radio program featuring Ross Greene -the author of Lost at School and Alfie Kohn author of Beyond Discipline , moving from compliance to community . They are my 2 favorite authors .
    Original Air Date: 01/02/2010 22:30

    Understanding and Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students: Collaborative Problem Solving at School

    In this program, Dr. Greene had the pleasure of talking with Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards, Beyond Discipline, and many other critical books. This was a fun and enlightening discussion about a variety of school-related topics, including school discipline, socially healthy classrooms, high-stakes testing...the whole gamut. Listen to the archive!

  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Allen.

    We haven't heard from you in a while - thanks for posting the info. "Lost in School" was a fabulous book!

  3. Allan-Matlem

    Allan-Matlem Active Member


    Lost at school for me is Ross Greene's best book both for parents and educators.
    My kids are out of school -studying , working , getting married.

    I still have a passion for parenting and education learning and sharing especially what Alfie Kohn and Ross Greene have to say

    The most important parenting tool is relationship and trust , the ability to enjoy each others company just chatting , sharing perspectives and trying to solve problems in a collaborative way. Positive peers and inspiring teachers played an important role

    Parenting is more about becoming an attractive personality that can reach a kid , working with him rather than doing to him

  4. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Thanks Allen. I agree that if you treat a child with dignity and cooperative problem solving that it is investing in their future development. Much of what we worked on 5 to 10 yrs ago is only now coming to fruition. Looking long term is difficult in the heat of the moment but stopping knee jerk reactions of anger has much better results.

    It's a different way of thinking. Out of the box type parenting from what I knew as a child.