Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Managing Conflict with Your Teen

Below I have posted part of an article by Mark Gregston. I really enjoyed this article because it let me know that conflict does not have to be a bad thing, it can be a very good thing.

"Most of us want to avoid conflict with our kids, but did you know that conflict in a family can offer you an opportunity to pull together like never before? If reckoned with properly, conflict is a force for change that has the power to bring relationships together rather than tear them apart.

Another positive aspect of conflict is that it helps a child learn how to stand up for himself. How else will he learn how to say "No" when he needs to, or "That's just not right," or, "I don't agree with that."

So, how can you effectively manage conflict with your teen in a way that maintains a solid relationship while at the same time honoring the household rules?"

Read the rest of the article by clicking HERE.