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Does your child act out, defy your rules, argue with you or their siblings, have trouble controlling their temper, or get in trouble at school?

Behavior charts, rewards, and punishments don't work, and we know why. Traditional discipline is broken. It doesn’t result in improved behavior or relationships between adults and children. The Collaborative Problem Solving® approach is an effective form of relational discipline that reduces concerning behavior and parent stress while building skills, empathy, and relationships between adults and children.

Join Think:Kids team member Larry Lam, LCSW, to learn what Collaborative Problem Solving® is all about!

About the Course

This self-paced course for parents and caregivers introduces the principles of Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), an evidence-based, trauma-informed approach that helps children meet expectations, reduces concerning behavior, builds skills, and strengthens relationships with adults.

Join us to:

  • Understand what really causes challenging behavior or unmet expectations in your children.
  • Discover why rewards and punishments often don't work.
  • Learn three ways to respond to concerning behavior and the best times to use them.
  • See how the approach can positively change your relationship with your child.

This self-paced course will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in total to complete.

There are optional learning quiz questions throughout the course to check your understanding. When you finish the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.


Larry Lam

Larry Lam, LCSW, MPH

Larry provides a range of services at Think:Kids to those who are learning to utilize Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) in their personal and/or professional lives. He facilitates training and coaching sessions, teaches advanced concepts as an instructor in our Certification Program, and consults with organizations who are working towards implementation and sustainability of CPS.

Prior to working full-time at Think:Kids, Larry spent many years working with youth, families, and staff in foster care in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He spent over 9 years leading CPS implementation efforts in child welfare that included training and coaching of staff and parents. He has been using CPS in his work since first learning the model in 2013. He has been dedicated to spreading the philosophy in his professional life and grounding himself in the philosophy at home as he raises children of his own.

Larry received his BS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He also holds Master’s degrees in both Social Work and Public Health from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.