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Help Your Teen to Resolve Conflict Peacefully

By Edited Jun 27, 2014 5 14

Conflict can be an issue for anyone. As an adult, you can have conflict in the workplace, in the home, as well as in relationships in general. Teens experience conflict as well. They have issues with other teens and depending on how they handle these conflicts can mean the difference in how they handle conflicts as adults. It can be difficult for teens to resolve conflict if they are not taught how to properly handle it. Here are a few tips to help teens to resolve conflict peacefully.

First, talk to your teen and find out more about the conflict. Let them know that you are listening to them. Many times teens feel like their parents could care less about them or their problems. Try not to speak over you teen. Listen as much as possible before giving your advice. Talking with your teen now will help before things get out of hand.

Second, explain to your teen the importance of talking to the other person about the issue. Most teen conflicts can easily get resolved if the teens talk to one another. Without taking to one another, rumors start and the conflict only gets worse. Try to get the teens to talk to one another without adult involvement. Hopefully, the teens can come to an understanding.

Third, if the problem is still there, try to get the parents of the other teens involved. Sometimes, the parents are unaware of the problems and need to be informed of the issues. You may want to sit down with the teens and the parents to hear both sides of the conflict. It may be the case that your teen is at fault. Explain to them why they are wrong and how to deal with the issue in the future.

Finally, keep the lines of communication open between you and your teen. Let them know that they can come to you with any issue. Teens that know that their parents care enough to listen to their conflicts and offer advice are more willing to talk to their parents about other issues.

When teens learn the best way to resolve conflict, they are more likely to better handle such issues as adults. They become less likely to have violent outbursts and more likely to think things out before taking action. Talk, listen, and keep the lines of communication open and your teens will learn the best way to peacefully resolve conflict.



Aug 28, 2009 8:57am
Well done, LadyBella
I have five grown children and I very well remember the teen years.
Aug 29, 2009 7:47pm
Thank you GalleryofGrace for those words of encouragement. This is my first article and I hope that people can gain something from it.
Aug 28, 2009 4:43pm
Great article! No teens yet, but will remember these tips!!
Aug 29, 2009 7:48pm
Thank You!
Aug 28, 2009 5:16pm
Excellent information for parents of teens
Aug 29, 2009 7:48pm
Thank you so much.
Aug 30, 2009 10:27pm
This is true! There is so much anger, even in my pre teen that he has to learn that his way is not always right and must cool down. Think I should have him read your article! Thumbs up!
Sep 1, 2009 8:29pm
Listening is definitely one of the keys. Often we are not listening, but waiting our turn to talk.
Sep 2, 2009 11:03am
Great tips on resolving conflicts for teens
Sep 3, 2009 6:40pm
Very wise advice! I hope more parents read this.
Sep 11, 2009 7:38pm
Wonderful information for parents with teens. Well written article.
Sep 16, 2009 2:16pm
Great advice for teens and resolving conflict.
Dec 23, 2009 1:57am
Dealing with a teenager is most complicated issue!I totally agree with your advice!parents should aware about teenager conflict!
Apr 28, 2010 9:06am
We had teens and thankfully God and my wife got us through it. We're hoping that they remember the scriptural truth that they were taught and that it will guide them for the rest of their lives. Thanks for sharing.
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