Assisting Children in Conflict Resolution

Photo of the peace bench for conflict resolution
Children working on conflict resolution
Children experimenting with a sand clock
Children talking

Conflict is inevitable among young children, even among those engaged in a developmentally appropriate curriculum.  When adults engage and support children as they learn to solve their own conflicts, they help to foster mutual respect, prompt children to change how they think and feel, and provide an opportunity to begin to listen to and understand a peer’s different perspective.  These are necessary ingredients for a democratic classroom.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to teach young children to resolve conflicts themselves, rather than relying on the adults to fix the problem.

Workshop format:  face-to-face

Length of workshop:  3 hours

Number of participants:  limited to 24

To view the experience sheet for this workshop, please click here.