e) Family and Conflict

•   View and study the following YouTube video - Seven Keys to Resolving Family Conflicts

  • After watching the video, answer the following questions:
    • How does your family handle conflict?
    • Do these methods work or not?
    • How are you different in handling conflicts than your parents/guardian?
    • What would you change?
  • Let's talk about conflict in the family: "In every group conflict may arise from time to time between two or more members.  The individuals or groups may have differing views and opinions on the same topic or issue, and it may seem that there is no quick and easy solution to the conflict.  We will use a series of techniques to help our group deal cooperatively and creatively with conflicts".
  • Study Handout Group Conflict Resolution Techniques and through each technique.
  • Child-parent/guardian conflicts.  Let's start discussing this topic  by playing the video entitled In the Mix: Conflict Resolution. Thinking It Through. In the video you will learn some basic steps to handle conflict properly.  

  • With whom you live? Parents, guardians and children have responsibilities; however, when the responsibilities are disregarded, it leads to conflicts. For example, parents are responsible for providing food to their children; children are responsible for doing their homework. How can we avoid conflicts?
  • Brainstorm on the kind of conflicts parents, guardians and youth have with each other. Think about themselves, friends or relatives.
  • Once conflicts have been identified, in your journal list how to avoid those conflicts;write down your responsibilities as son or daughter and their parents’ or guardians’.  Discuss your list with your Club Advisor.