ERIC Number: ED363851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Fighting Fair for Families.
Schmidt, Fran; Friedman, Alice
This document offers families the tools for handling conflict. Conflict is a normal and unavoidable part of life. We cannot avoid conflict, but we can learn to "fight fair," attacking the problem and not the person. Weapons that attack people and not problems are listed as fouls, destructive habits that can be changed. Fighting fair involves: (1) identifying the problem; (2) focusing on the problem; (3) attacking the problem and not the person; (4) listening with an open mind; (5) treating a person's feelings with respect; and (6) taking responsibility for your actions. Suggestions are given for implementing these ideas, and changing the family battlefield into a sanctuary. A peaceful world begins with a peaceful family. Multiple illustrative cartoons are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Family Life, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family Violence, Interpersonal Communication, Life Events, Listening Skills, Peace, Problem Solving
Peace Education Foundation, Inc., 2627 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137 ($9.95, plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Abrams (Grace Contrino) Peace Education Foundation, Inc., Miami Beach, FL.