Manage Conflict in the Moment: Stay Calm
How do you manage conflict when you are in the middle of a power struggle with your child?
- You are out grocery shopping with your three year old who starts crying for the candy strategically located at the check-out line.
- Your teenager has just passed the driving test and wants the keys to the car but you need your car.
- Your middle-schooler has broken curfew and not contacted you. What do you do?
Once the struggle has begun, how can you change direction? The first thing you have to do is calm down. Second, help your child to calm down. Third, move on. Here are some strategies for doing this. [Read more…]