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Conflict Management Program

Orange Grove Elementary Conflict Management Program
KELSO'S CHOICES
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     Conflict or disagreement is normal and often happens when children get together.
Our goal is to teach students several positive ways to deal with these difficult
situations. To do this, we are asking students who have minor problems to try at least
two of the following ideas:
 
       1. Go to another game or activity.
       2. Share and take turns.
       3. Respectfully talk it over and listen to each other.
       4. Walk away from the problem.
       5. Ignore the problem behavior.
       6. Tell the person to stop the problem behavior.
       7. Apologize.
       8. Make a deal or compromise.
       9. Wait to cool off.

     This process can be done before asking for adult help. We will talk about small problems and big problems; this will help students know when to ask for an adult’s help or use Kelso’s Choices to solve the problem themselves.
By using this plan, we believe that our students will develop effective problem-solving
skills that they can use again and again. It will help them to deal with conflict in a
positive manner and to make appropriate decisions. Knowing what to do will help
students reduce the stress and number of conflicts they have at school and in their
neighborhood.
     This program is in place at school and will use colorful charts posted around the school to illustrate ways to deal with conflict. We encourage you to become familiar with this program and use it in your home. By working together, we can develop a healthy life skill for young people to use at home and at school.