To encourage youth and support strong families and communities, try incorporating the Guiding Growth tips below into your daily routine
Practical Principle: Peaceful Conflict Resolution
Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.
- Teach mindfulness techniques like body scans or peaceful breathing to help your son or daughter that they can maintain calm when faced with a frustrating situation or difficult circumstance.
- Model non-violent techniques at home when things get tense. Be direct, non-judgmental and use “I statements” to explain your frustration, aggravation or how someone upset you and listen too.