CPS Store


There are lots of free resources on Dr. Greene's CPS model on the website of his non-profit, Lives in the Balance. But there are other resources available for purchase, including the totally revised and updated editions of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, the recently released Lost and Found, and the recently released Raising Human Beings.

The Explosive Child

Book: The Explosive Child (5th edition)

Dr. Greene's influential, highly acclaimed guide for parents of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges -- originally published in 1998 -- is now available in a completely revised and updated fifth edition! And it's still the number one best-selling book in special needs parenting on Amazon.

"This book saved our family." (Amazon reviewer)

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Lost at School

Book: Lost at School (2nd edition)

Lost at School has been the best-selling book on behaviorally challenging students since it was released in 2009. And it's now available in a completely updated and revised second edition!

"If you are a real teacher (or principal or dean) in a real school, this humane and engaging book will surprise you with its combination of practicality and idealism. It will inspire you to change things and to believe in the possibility of change." (Amazon reviewer)

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Reading Group Guide (no charge)

Raising Human Beings

Book: Raising Human Beings

In Raising Human Beings, Dr. Greene describes how the CPS model can be applied to parenting all kids.  It turns out that all kids need help meeting certain expectations and all kids need to develop the skills that are crucial for displaying the more positive side of human nature. And all parents need help knowing how to accomplish these missions. Raising Human Beings is already the number one new release in educational psychology on Amazon...and you can order it here.

"I found the flow and style of Dr. Greene's writing to be soothing, inspiring, and very easy to follow. While a lot of his previous work has focused on behaviorally challenging kids, this book reads more like a philosophy for all parents in how we raise, treat, and understand our kids. Actually, the message in this book speaks to all people, not just parents, as I’m sure we all know certain people in our lives -- such as extended family, teachers, CEOs, politicians -- who could benefit from learning to communicate more effectively, demonstrate empathy, and resolve disagreements without conflict. I think this will be a real game changer for us, not only in how we parent day to day, but in thinking forward to the influence we want to have as our children gain independence and interaction with the community and world around them." (Amazon reviewer)

"This is the best, and most logical approach to parenting I've ever read...and the basics agree with me on a deeper human level...so I am so pleased to have found this gem! The process works well beyond parenting...and can inform any dust up life throws our way...so I can't recommend this tremendous book any higher! The best of the best!" (Amazon reviewer)

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Lost and Found

Book: Lost and Found

Lost and Found is the followup to Lost at School, and contains all the recent revisions and updates to the CPS model, additional details on using the ALSUP 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's the number one bestseller in special education on Amazon...and you can order it here.

"I am so incredibly grateful that this new book came out. One thing I have found to be the most difficult is explaining this process to teachers and giving them the language to use in these conversations, as they are so used to using Plan A with kids. The language in this book has improved dramatically and I feel as though I can go back to my school with a clear and more direct way of using this with kids." (Amazon reviewer)

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NEW! Book Study Guide 

El Nino Explosivo

El libro (en Espanol): El Niño Explosivo

Finally available in North America, here's The Explosive Child in Spanish!

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Explosive Child DVD

Streaming Video or DVD: Explosive, Noncompliant, Disruptive Aggressive Kids

You don't have to wait for Dr. Greene to be speaking in your area to watch his one-day overview of the CPS model; you can watch streaming video or download MP4 video or MP3 audio formats or order a DVD (click here)!

Transforming School Discipline

DVD: Transforming School Discipline

If you're looking for a great overview of the CPS model and its applications in schools, this video is a good place to start!

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Stretch More

Book for Kids: The Adventures of Stretch More

Finally, a book about solving problems collaboratively that parents and kids can read together! Written by Dr. Trina Epstein and Dr. Greene, this fun, pick-your-path book is a great way to demystify difficulties with frustration tolerance and engage kids in the process of solving problems together.

"As a parent of a child with ADHD and therapist I found this book to be very enlightening. It offers a new way of thinking and parenting, empowering the parents and the children. It shows parents and children how to be open- minded and solve problems together." (Amazon reviewer)

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Opening Our Arms

Book: Opening Our Arms

In this book, Kathy Regan, RN, describes how the CPS model was implemented on a child and adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit...with dramatic results.

"Positive change can happen in even the most entrenched systems. This book should be required reading for those among us who have ever wondered if there was a better way to do things." (Amazon reviewer)

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