managing children, our own or other people’s, can be a challenge. One important but neglected aspect is how we use ‘incidents’ as learning opportunities.
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.
More importantly, they’ll learn much-neglected life skills.