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Handling Opposition - Parent 2

Foundational

Parents

Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning how to handle opposition in peaceful and respectful ways. In class they have been learning about the importance of having an opposing opinion or viewpoint as well as how to use active listening.

Definition: Handling opposition is defined as addressing a conflict with another person when they are hostile and angry. It means using strategies to resolve a disagreement in peaceful and positive ways.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • When is it important to look at others?
  • Do you think it is easier to agree than disagree? Why or why not?
  • Can we learn how to get along with friends and/or peers better by experiencing disagreements?
  • Can you have a relationship with a person who has an opposing viewpoint or opinion?
  • Share with your child the different opinions that you and good friends have. Discuss how you can still be friends with them even though you don’t agree on everything.

Activity

Draw a picture or write about a time you didn’t agree with someone's opinion at home. How did you solve the opposition?