Working with Difficult Kids Doesn’t Have to be So Difficult (Guest: Ruth Herman Wells)

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RuthWellsphotoInappropriate behavior in young people, especially when it happens at school, can range from withdrawal to academic shutdown, to anger and aggression, and even to bullying. The price of these behaviors in terms of school failure, fear, frustration and off-task distraction can be quite high. Teachers can’t teach, and students can’t learn.

Our guest on this program, Ruth Herman Wells, is an experienced expert on difficult behaviors in young people and how to deal with them effectively. She will share how the skills we learned way back when often fall short of solving today’s problems. Ruth will share her perspective on intervention, and she’ll direct listeners to many more complimentary resources she has made available to them. In short, we all can learn better ways of dealing with difficult behavior.

booksRuth is the director and founder of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops out of Oregon. She’s the creator of the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop and book series, and she’s the author of All the Best Answers for the Worst Kid Problems, The Quickest Kid Fixer-Uppers and the Behavior Change Handouts. In addition to the training she does throughout North America, Ruth offers many ideas and resources through her free, monthly newsletter, “Behavior Change Problem-Solver Magazine.” (28:31)

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