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Helping Kids Deal With Conflict

girlsfighting.jpgKids are bound to face conflict. Even best friends and close siblings don't always think alike or want the same thing. That's no big deal. But when disagreements lead to arguments and unkind words or behavior, tempers can flare and feelings can get hurt. And that can be a big deal.

girlsfighting.jpgKids are bound to face conflict. Even best friends and close siblings don't always think alike or want the same thing. That's no big deal. But when disagreements lead to arguments and unkind words or behavior, tempers can flare and feelings can get hurt. And that can be a big deal.

A new KidsHealth® KidsPoll reveals that kids face conflict on a regular basis. And most of this conflict is with brothers and sisters.

Nearly two-thirds of kids ― 64% ― said that there's arguing at home at least every week. More than half ― 54% ― said that brothers and sisters are the ones they argue with the most.

This means that parents have many opportunities to teach kids how to resolve conflicts constructively. Once they learn how to do things like respect differences and reach compromises with their siblings, kids will have those skills to draw on whenever they're at odds with friends, teachers, coaches, and other adults.
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