Tag: Conflict resolution

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 …

Developing Family Guidelines for Fighting Fairly

How can you establish boundaries for arguing with family members? 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 room, his face was red and …

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 …

Let the Games Begin!

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative. –          Author Unknown A few weeks ago, a reader wrote in that she was hoping to find resources for quick social skills games that she could teach her kids to play. Thanks Shannon for the inspiration for …