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The surprising science behind helping anyone change
J. Stuart Ablon Ph.D.
During this pandemic, conflict and violence are escalating in homes across the world. We need proven strategies.
Change is needed to school discipline practices to meet the needs of students exposed to trauma.
Could banning suspensions in our schools make things worse?
Can you guess the most powerful and reliable predictor of success in helping someone change? Hint: It’s not the technique you use.
Stop worrying so much about being consistent! It's much less important than you think.
Can you guess the most important back to school supply? Hint: You can't buy it, but everyone needs it.
Feel like training never sticks? Use implementation science to change people's behavior.
How we describe kids can reinforce and perpetuate incorrect and harmful assumptions. Here's how to change that.
Does bad parenting cause challenging behavior? Or does challenging behavior cause us parents to look bad?
Bullying a bully doesn't work. Here's what does.
Want to know the best way to stay calm when someone's behavior drives you nuts? The answer is not what you think. Or maybe it is exactly what you think!
How to talk about disturbing stuff on the Internet (or anywhere else).
Frustrated by a colleague's behavior? You can use brain science to help!
Has school discipline not worked with your child or your classroom? There is another way.
You can help someone to be internally motivated! Here's how.
Trying to motivate someone to behave differently? Your efforts might not only fail, they might make matters worse.
Why is it so hard to change problem behavior—in our kids, our colleagues, and even ourselves? Because it is a matter of skill, not will! Help anyone build the skills to change.
J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is the Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General.