March 30, 2018

Free event by Dr. Ross Green: Understanding factors in challenging childhood behaviors

G.E.A.R Parent Network will host a free, Lives in Balance Event. The evening will include an
educational lecture by Dr. Ross Greene, former Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School and author, on Monday, April 2 at the Windham Performing Arts Center at the Windham High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Lives in the Balance is a Maine-based nonprofit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, originator of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions approach and author of the books “The Explosive Child” and “Lost at School” and recent new booksRaising Human Beings” and “Lost and Found.” Over the past three years Dr. Greene has collaborated with the GEAR Parent Network to hold free presentations across our state.  

During Dr. Greene’s educational lectures, he states that significant progress has been made in our understanding of the factors underlying challenging behavior and points toward lagging skills (rather than lagging motivation) as the key factor. The single most important thing a caregiver can do to help a behaviorally challenging child is to be the person who - at long last - identifies the lagging skills and unsolved problems that have been contributing to the child’s challenging episodes. 

Lives in the Balance advocates for non-punitive, non-adversarial, collaborative, proactive, skill-building, relationship-enhancing interventions and has helped parents, educators, and residential and juvenile detention facilities. After attending one of Dr. Greene’s presentations, how you think about and treat behaviorally challenging kids will change!
To register for this free event by calling G.E.A.R. Parent Network at 1-800-264-9224 or by visiting us on the web at

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