You hear teachers always remind you that you should report incidents as soon as possible so that they could help you resolve the conflict. But sometimes it isn’t easy to find a teacher to help us right there and then with our conflict and misunderstandings. Even the ever-reliable student supervisors’ hands may be full during recess and lunch when we play in the soccer field or the Sports Center.
When an adult’s help is not readily accessible, here are some simple things you can do to resolve conflicts with your classmates:
- STOP. Don’t let the conflict get worse. The less angry you are, the easier it is to solve the problem.
- SAY what the conflict is all about. What is causing the disagreement? What does each other want or not want?
- THINK of positive options.
- CHOOSE a positive option that you can agree on.
**If you still can’t agree, ask someone else (an outsider) to help resolve the conflict. ^_^