Helping Young Children Resolve Conflicts

About this resource
Reviewed: 2017

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What Works Briefs
These briefs from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning describe effective practices for supporting children’s social-emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors.

Ways Child Care Providers Can Teach Young Children to Resolve Conflicts
This resource from the Extension website explains why teaching conflict resolution is beneficial for young children.

Ages & Stages: Learning to Resolve Conflicts
The Scholastic website explains the ages of stages of learning conflict resolution.

Young Children Can Learn How to Resolve Conflicts with Adult Guidance and Support
The Michigan State University explains that there are simple steps that adults can begin using immediately to assist children in learning how to resolve conflict. The steps take practice by the children who are learning them and patience by the adult who is modeling and teaching the steps.


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
CSEFEL is dedicated to promoting the social and emotional development of young children birth to five years old.

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
NCPMI helps programs implement the Pyramid Model in early intervention and early education programs.