Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Messages

A second strategy is the use of “I Messages”.  Instead of blaming the other child, the child simply states how they are feeling.  For example, “I feel sad when you won’t play with me.  This allows the youth to identify the message without blaming the other child.  It sets the stage for talking out the conflict.  This is incredibly important if youth are to be able to resolve conflict without adult “interference”.  

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