Imagine you live downstream from a factory that makes widgets. You keep seeing widgets in the river near where you live. Your natural solution to this problem would be to go upstream to the factory, make them aware of the problem, and insist or help them fix it.
We don’t do that with our children. Instead, to solve behavioural issues we often resort to spankings, detentions, timeouts, suspensions, even restraint.
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions is an evidence-based model of psychosocial treatment that doesn’t focus on kids’ challenging behaviours but on the problems causing those behaviours. A solution that goes upstream, not downstream.