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Here is a five point prompt for parents, teachers and others on helping children manage disputes. The author Michael Lang is best known for his work was a mediator, but he is also a parent and grandparent. He suggests a few simple methods that can help children resolve their disputes. They won’t avoid conflict, but their disagreements will be less disagreeable and that will make life a lot more agreeable for parents or carers as well.

 

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