Managing Conflict between Parents and Children
To Manage Conflict Situations:
- Staying Calm
- Finding Long Term Solutions
This month my blogs will address all three aspects of managing conflict between parents and children. Let’s partner together to focus on the positives and your love for your children.
A very Young School Age Child may struggle with adults about issues such as bedtime, what to eat, cleaning up, getting dressed, bath-time, stopping an activity such as watching television. The list is as long as the list of daily activities.
For Special Needs children, such as those on the Spectrum, transitions are particularly difficult. Completing a classroom assignment, putting things away, getting ready to leave at the end of the day or at lunchtime are particularly difficult.
At home this can translate into resistance to a new food, wearing a new shirt, getting out the door to get to school, or getting in a car seat.
This week assess what areas of conflict between you and your child are derailing your relationship. Next week I will provide several strategies to prevent these difficult situations.
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Karen Salzer has over thirty years’ experience as a resource teacher in the Palo Alto public schools. She earned a doctorate in education from Stanford University. Her areas of expertise involve working with culturally diverse students with special needs including autism, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, and health issues. As a special educator, Ms. Salzer served as a liaison between parents of special needs students and school staff. She guided parents and staff in identifying an appropriate education for each student in the public school setting. Additionally, she aided students and parents in navigating the educational requirements for graduation, test-taking and in finding support services within the community. Through her leadership, Ms. Salzer encouraged collaborative problem-solving between parents and school staff – such as accommodations for test taking, extended time and use of technology. She loves to follow-up with her students when they become adults and to highlight their many successes in education and careers. Ms. Salzer uses these success testimonials to reassure parents of other children and to encourage them to help their children pursue their full potential. Ms. Salzer is the mother of four adult children and helps care for her five grandchildren