We get it. You have a difficult child. Nothing you have tried so far seems to work. You are exhausted. No one understands how hard it is to parent your child. You get looks from other parents and a ton of advice from 'traditional' parenting that just doesn't work for your child. You have landed in the right place - here you will find support, understanding, comfort, and tools to help you be the best parent and raise a child that will feel appreciated, valued, respected and that he/she matters.
Welcome to the Denver-area B Team. The B Team practices Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) - from Dr. Ross Greene of "The Explosive Child", "How to Raise Human Beings", "Treating the Explosive Child", "Lost at School", and "Lost and Found". See more at https://www.livesinthebalance.org/
Kids do well if they can. They are not manipulators, they are not acting out on purpose, many of them just don't have the skills to be the "square peg in a round hole world." Collaborative Proactive Solutions gives the parent/adult the opportunity to model the child's lagging skills: perspective-taking, flexibility, problem-solving, turn-taking, empathy, frustration tolerance, etc... (Executive Functions!)
We believe in advocating on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers and to help disseminate information about non-punitive models for helping behaviorally challenging kids (and those who are not-so-challenging) and their caregivers.
As you know, consequences, lists, rewards, punishment, and adult-imposed "traditional parenting" doesn't work for your child. You have found a solution here. Join Us!