Advice for teaching girls conflict management skills

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Advice for teaching girls conflict management skills

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Helping your child develop conflict management skills is one of the most essential skills that you can impart. Emotions color everything that we do and there's so much heat attached to it that they must learn the difference between what they feel that is so and what they know to be so. I always say that emotions color everything and I explain this to the girls in my workshop by saying to be red with rage, or green with envy, or tangled up in blue prevents clear thinking. And so my battle cry is "Go beige!" Uncolor your world. Learn to detach the heat and color and emotion from what you're feeling, from what the situation is so that you'll be able to have clarity. And that's really what it's a lesson in: Clarity.

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Jodi Wing

Educational Activist & Author

Jodi Wing is an author, educator, and an activist for girls and women. Her debut novel is entitled 'The Art of Social War,' which she says, "is about very bad behavior and girl-on-girl crime".  It is also based on The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, a 2500-proven philosophy which is a seminal treatise on conflict resolution and problem-solving. For the past three years, she created and evolved 'The Art of Peace Club' program within LAUSD/LA's BEST after-school Enrichment Program, teaching tween girls 'how to' manage social conflict and competition in their everyday lives. Over 300+ girls have graduated to date. She does not have children herself, but she does have 28,000 of them at LA’s BEST!

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