From the Author

“I wrote Lost at School because numerous educators were telling me they wanted a book on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions that was specially geared toward the problems they face in school…and to help them persuade colleagues who were still stuck in old ways of thinking about school discipline to change their thinking and their practices.   It’s had an affect on discipline practices in many schools…just not enough of them just yet.” — Ross Greene

About the Author

Dr. Ross W. Greene is the New York Times bestselling writer of Raising Human Beings, Lost & Found, Lost at School, and The Explosive Child. Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years, and is now founding director of the nonprofit organization Lives in the Balance (, which provides vast free resources of the model of care — now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions–described in his books. Dr. Greene’s research has been funded by the United States Department of Education, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Stanley Medical Research Institute, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He speaks widely right through the world, and lives in the Portland, Maine

From the renowned authority on education and parenting, “an in-depth approach to aid parents and teachers to work in conjunction with behaviorally challenging students” (Publishers Weekly)—now revised and updated.School discipline is broken. Too frequently, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of keep an eye on, and beyond help, and are frequently the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. These students—and their parents, teachers, and administrators—are frustrated and desperate for answers.Dr. Ross W. Greene, writer of the acclaimed book The Explosive Child, offers educators and parents a different framework for understanding challenging behavior. Dr. Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach helps adults focus on the true factors contributing to challenging classroom behaviors, empowering educators to address these factors and create helping relationships with their most at-risk kids.This revised and updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene’s CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids.Dr. Greene’s lively, compelling narrative includes: • Tools to identify the problems and lagging skills causing challenging behavior• Explicit guidance on how to radically give a boost to interactions with challenging kids and reduce challenging episodes—at the side of many examples showing how it’s done• Practical guidance for successful planning and collaboration among educators, parents, and kidsBacked by years of experience and research and written with a powerful sense of hope and achievable change, Lost at School gives teachers and parents the realistic strategies and information to affect the classroom experience of every challenging kid (and their classmates).
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