Improve life outcomes

Handling Opposition - Parent 3

Continued Growth


Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning how to handle opposition. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Handling opposition is defined as addressing a conflict or disagreement with another person. The other person may be hostile and angry.

Student Goal: When faced with an opposing viewpoint, the student will use a learned strategy to handle the situation positively.

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

  • Having opposing ideas and outlooks on a particular subject happens several times throughout the day.
  • People can have opposing ideas on specific situations and still maintain a friendship or working relationship.
  • It is important to listen and hear the other person’s opposing viewpoint.
  • Can you have a relationship with a person who has an opposing viewpoint?
  • Allow your child to share any situations when they had to handle opposition. Discuss what strategies they used.