Defiance, opposition and other challenges from your kid.

The Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model of Dr. Ross Greene:
To quote the website, “Hope, compassion, support, and help for behaviourally challenging kids and their caregivers.”  From the author of the best-selling book, “The Explosive Child.”  Nothing short of excellent.

James Keim, MSW:
Great information on Oppositional Defiant Disorder, from a therapist with vast experience, insight, and compassion for both oppositional kids, and their parents.

A Podcast Interview with Dr. Keith Sutton:
Dr. Sutton provides an in-depth explanation of oppositional and defiant behaviour in kids. Listen if you would like to get a better understanding of both the behaviour, and what helps.

Ben Furman’s “Criticism Simulator:”
Ben is a Finnish psychiatrist, who – among other things – has created some helpful apps for tablets and smartphones.  Click on the title to use his “Criticism Simultor” online, or install it on your phone.  It will not necessarily fix everything between you and your child; but it does a great job of re-wording criticism into statements which are more likely to be received and responded to positively.  (And it might be fun for kids and parents to take turns using it on each other.)

Click here to see all of Ben’s apps.

Dr. Jeff Bernstein:
Dr. Bernstein’s website offers articles and videos with helpful advice on parenting defiant children and youth. A number of parents have spoken highly to me of his book, “10 Days to a Less Defiant Child.”