Tag: Conflict Management

Family Fighting? Use the Peace Rose

“What do I do about my siblings fighting constantly?” I heard one Mom lamenting recently. They are together all of the time. “Should I let them handle it? Should I intervene? I want to help them learn conflict management skills but I’m not sure how to respond.” Certainly, this is a common issue in family …

Family Fighting this Summer? Use the Peace Rose…

“What do I do about my siblings fighting constantly?” I heard one Mom lamenting at a recent meeting. “Should I let them handle it? Should I intervene? I want to help them learn conflict management skills but I’m not sure how to respond.” Certainly, this is a common issue in family life. The reality is …

Learn the Research-Based Ways Families Can Fight Fairly

All families argue. It’s not whether you fight but how you fight that makes the difference… Don’t miss discussing and signing the pledge at the end of the article!  After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his …

Promoting Sibling Kindness For All Ages

…And Teaching Turn-Taking to Young Children “My child gets a new toy, shows it off and then rips it away telling her sibling, ‘No! You can’t play with it!’” “I want my children to feel grateful for her brothers and for their toys and our life together.” “If one has it, the other one wants …

Family New Year’s Resolution – The Fighting Fair Family Pledge

What if, this new year, you introduced a family new year’s resolution – to agree to fight fairly? Fighting is inevitable in families. It does not represent weakness but only reality. Be sure to read through to the end of this article to find the easy-to-print and use “Fighting Fair Family Pledge”! Throughout childhood, kids …

On the Ashoka Changemaker Education Series…

How Can We Develop Family Guidelines around Conflict for Children? Establishing some guidelines for fighting fair for all family members can ensure that you are ready when inevitable problems arise. This article cites compelling research on what works and what doesn’t work in managing conflicts in relationships. There are some ways we fight unfairly that …

Family Guidelines for Fighting Fair

After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his room, his face was red and wet with tears. “What happened?” I asked. “Jonathan (E’s cousin) wouldn’t listen to me,” E sputtered between sobs. “I was mad and he …

Stop, Think, Go!

If you have a problem, don’t muddle through. Here’s a simple rap about what to do. Stop, calm down before you act. You’ll think more clearly – that’s a fact. Say the problem and how you feel. Set a positive goal (and try to be real). Now for some “brainy” contributions, make out a list …

Working It Out

Try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong While you see it your way, there’s a chance that we may fall apart before too long. We can work it out. We can work it out. –          We Can Work It Out, The Beatles[i] If you …

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