Books by Dr. Ross Greene

Raising Human Beings

These days, the guidance on how to raise kids is so ubiquitous and so incongruous that it’s hard to know what’s right and wrong, what’s important and what’s not, what to prioritize and what to let slide, and how best to respond when a child isn’t meeting expectations. Parents feel pressured to prepare their kids for the harsh realities of The Real World while also allowing them to explore who they are and forge their own path, all against the backdrop of daily struggles with homework, hygiene, social media, and the peer culture. It’s easy to lose perspective on the most important goal of parenting: raising a human being.

In Raising Human Beings, Dr. Greene helps parents maintain the balance between helping kids figure out who they are – their skills, preferences, beliefs, values, personality, goals and direction – and ensuring that kids benefit from parents’ experience, wisdom, and values. His collaborative, non-punitive, non-adversarial approach helps parents reduce conflict, enhance parent-child communication, and forge a partnership with their kids, and also helps foster skills on the more positive side of human nature: empathy, appreciating how one’s behavior is affecting others, resolving disagreements in ways that do not involve conflict, taking another’s perspective, and honesty. This much-anticipated book was released in August, 2016.


The Explosive Child

In his first book—originally published in 1998, and now available in a revised fifth edition -- Dr. Greene described his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model and its application to behaviorally challenging kids and their parents. Since 1998, the book has sold over 750,000 copies. And it’s as relevant now as it was then.


Lost at School

In this book – originally published in 2008 and now available in a revised second edition -- Dr. Greene extends the CPS model to schools, where obsolete and counterproductive strategies such as detention, expulsion, expulsion, and paddling are still way too common. This book and the CPS model have transformed discipline in countless schools, and if yours hasn’t been one of them…well, there’s no time like the present.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found is the follow-up to Lost at School, and contains all the recent revisions and updates to the CPS model, additional details on using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems and Plan B and organizing the effort in a school, and commentary and tips from educators who've implemented the model in their schools. It was released in April, 2016, and it's already the number one new release in special education on Amazon.