Teaching kids to deal with conflict effectively and peacefully is perhaps the biggest challenge facing adults today. Children’s disagreements both at home and at school can be noisy, physical and psychologically hurtful. The approach to conflict resolution learned and practised in childhood often stays for life.
If your child is in daycare, it’s likely that you’ll eventually disagree with something your childcare provider does or says. Recognizing when to say something, and how to approach the subject with your provider, will help maintain a positive relationship between you and your childcare provider and a healthy environment for your child.
Surprisingly for most people, one of the reasons many attempts at conflict resolution fail is the desire to keep emotion out of the equation. People will look at content and make a decision on how to proceed with the conflict but want to disregard emotions. However, how we feel about our values and the emotional aspects of the conflict is of a very high importance.
Those who are adept at conflict resolution aim to find common ground while also helping the other person so see a different point of view. This blog post contains seven tips on how to resolve conflict so that you can solve problems without forfeiting personal and professional relationships.
More than two-thirds of the US population are followers of the Christian faith or one of its subgroups (Evangelical, Protestant, Methodist, etc.). Some people find it comforting to work through conflicts while also relying on the teachings of Jesus and the Bible. This blog post outlines some teachings and related Bible passages.
Conflict is part of life. It is only when we as family members don’t have the skills to move through conflict that it becomes a problem. If you find yourself revisiting the same issues — “Why can’t you pick up after yourself?”, “Why can’t you help out more with the kids?”, or “Why can’t you two just get along for once?”— you may be living in a cantankerous home environment that has your whole family in the “deep end” of life.
A conflict quotient is the relationship between a person’s tolerance level for conflict and the magnitude of the conflict itself. The modern litigator is much stronger and much more effective when armed with a working philosophy to take into a conflict: they must determine, interpret and apply their own and their client’s conflict quotient. This blog post shows you how.
If you’re always there to solve the problem for them, children will never learn how to problem-solve themselves. Instead of solving their problems for them, teach them how to resolve conflicts. Only after they’ve tried to solve the problem themselves are they allowed to come to you for help. Learn how in this blog post.
Michael Grose, the author of seven books for parents and a popular presenter who speaks to audiences in Australia, says that he has finally figured out the cause of sibling fighting: having multiple children. How can we help our children learn to resolve conflict? Find out in this blog post!