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Resolving Conflict

We all learn to control anger, stand up for ourselves and resolve conflict through practice. Imaginary play is a fun and safe way to help children prepare for difficult moments, such as what to do when conflict arises at daycare, at school or with siblings. Let your child know that sometimes we do things that upset others or make them mad — and sometimes we get upset or mad, too. When that happens, we can start to solve the problem by using our words to say we’re sorry or explain why we’re upset. Let’s practice!