Understanding conflict

During early childhood, your child needs to learn what their feelings are telling them.  They also need to learn how to interpret the feelings of others.  And in these early years, that can result in some dramatic disagreements.  Your child will then need help understanding the inevitable conflict that friendships entail.  

Friendships can be tough.  And conflict will be a natural part of them from an early age

Social and emotional growth is such an important part of your child’s development that without it, other forms of learning won’t get much attention.  In this session we will look at how you can support your child to process their emotions effectively. We will look at how you can help them resolve conflict and how to manage different kinds of social interactions. 

Especially where there has been disagreement or a lack of communication. 

When we view conflict as a difference of opinion or a problem that needs to be solved, you can help your child to understand these disagreements as an inevitable part of social life. Something that can be talked through and managed.  Rather than something to be feared or avoided. 

This session is taken from our course: The Happy Child

Dr Kathryn Peckham is an Early Childhood Consultant, author and researcher and the founder of Nurturing Childhoods.  Providing all the knowledge, understanding and support you need to nurture your growing child.   www.nurturingchildhoods.co.uk


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