ERIC Number: ED396008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
How To Help Your Child Avoid Violent Conflicts. For Parents/about Parents.
Children should be taught as early as possible how to handle disagreements with each other without letting their anger get out of control. As they get older, they should be helped to apply the conflict-solving methods they learned as children to the more complicated problems that appear in adolescence. Children's attitudes are influenced by all the adults in their lives, but what they learn at home is especially important because their families are their first role models. Parents should examine their own attitudes to make sure that they do not lead their children to think it is acceptable to be violent. The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to be nonviolent by example. Children should be helped to learn methods to control personal anger and to think beforehand of the consequences of their actions. Respect for others; rejection of racial, social, religious, and sexual bias; and willingness to compromise contribute to nonviolent resolution of conflicts. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Avoidance Behavior; Compromise; Respect
Note: Information in the guide was drawn from the October 1994 (volume 94, number 4, part 2) special theme issue of "Pediatrics," the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, devoted to the role of the pediatrician in violence prevention. For related documents, see UD 030 946-958.