Activity

Seeing Things From Another Angle

What You Need:

 

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child if they have ever heard of the term "conflict resolution." If so, what do they think the words mean?
  2. Explain that "conflict resolution" means bringing solutions (resolutions) to an argument or conflict.
  3. Ask your child to name some things that help bring solutions to arguments. (Examples: calmly talking and listening to each; coming up with solutions together.)
  4. Ask your child if they have had an experience where an argument was resolved. What happened?
  5. Explain that they will be reflecting on this experience. How did your child feel? How did the other person feel? How was the conflict resolved?
  6. Review the steps to conflict resolution.
    • Listening without interrupting
    • Sharing your point of view
    • Brainstorming solutions
    • Coming up with a solution that works for both parties
  7. Reflect on a conflict that you have been part of and how these conflict resolution steps could have been used. Encourage your child to do the same. 
  8. Create a poster about conflict resolution to be placed up in your home. Encourage your child to make the conflict resolution steps their own!
  9. Work with your child to come up with a plan for the family when disagreements take place, using the conflict resolution steps.
  10. Tell your child that conflict resolution involves seeing things from another's point of view. Give your child time to complete the Seeing Things From Another Angle worksheet.

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