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Handling Disagreements - Parent 1



Your student is participating in classroom activities helping them learn how to disagree in a respectful way using kind words. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Disagreeing means to have a different feeling or opinion about a topic, like food, from other people. You may think that pizza is the greatest food ever, while your friend does not like to eat pizza at all.

Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • What does it mean to disagree?
  • Is it okay to disagree?
  • What are the consequences of disagreeing?
  • How do you feel when you disagree with someone?
  • Does your body feel or look different when you disagree with some in a mean way?
  • How do we disagree respectfully and politely? Some Thoughts About Disagreeing:
  • Don’t put others down when disagreeing.
  • Listen to other people's point of view or ideas.
  • Don’t use abusive/mean language/words when disagreeing.


Brainstorm with your child the different situations or times when they may need to disagree with someone at home. Role play disagreeing appropriately to these situations.