View From Another Planet Learning To Talk To Our Children

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Our goal in conscious communication is not to change the other person . . . Our goal is to establish connection. Andrew LeCompte, author, Creating Harmonious Relationships A parent of three attended a workshop I gave on managing conflict. A few days after the workshop, she emailed me to say that she’d had an “opportunity” […]


Problem Solving And Conflict Resolution For Children

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Problem solving and conflict resolution for children should begin being taught early on. If you’re a parent of multiple children in your family this becomes apparent as it won’t take siblings long at all to become engaged in some type of ‘sharing’ violation with one another. Children of a family with other children almost immediately […]


Conflict Resolution For Pre Schoolers

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When I began teaching straight out of college, I had much experience with children, but my degree was in political science. People used to ask me how my BA was useful in teaching nursery school, to which I often replied, “I do a lot of conflict resolution.” Since then I’ve received my Masters degree in […]


Keeping Conflict In Perspective

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A friend told me about a conflict she was having with her next door neighbor. Due to a misunderstanding the neighbor was pretty upset, so much so that when they passed on the street and my friend said hello and reached out to shake his hand, he withdrew it, avoided eye contact, muttered a monotone […]


Ten Relationship Traits And Skills For Good Leadership

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An important aspect of good leadership is the ability to work and relate with others. There are ten qualities that characterize successful leadership in the area of relating and communicating with other people. 1. Availability A good leader is available and in touch with people. An important leadership skill is the ability to recognize needs […]


What Are The Basics Of Critical Criminology

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While criminology is the scientific study of the interactions that inherently occur between criminals and the public or the criminal elements and society, critical criminology is slightly different. This concept of criminology has a solid foundation in the belief that a singular crime is considered to be criminal due to the historical and social beliefs […]


Self Defense And Street Fight Psychology

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Let’s speak about the psychological aspect of a street collision. You should differentiate two items. You must realize, whether your fight is a result of a usual domestic conflict, or you are attacked by a robber, killer or bandit. Your actions will flow depending on these circumstances. If it is an everyday domestic conflict that […]


How To Tell Your Children About Divorce

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Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, when and how to tell your children can be a difficult issue. Your children may already know that there are difficulties in your home life and marriage, but you may be surprised at the level of their sophistication and knowledge about divorce. Even if they are relieved to […]


Managing My Resistance Learning To Flow With What Life Offers

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One of the things that interests me most about conflict is the tendency to resist it and the ways in which this resistance causes me to miss key moments, when I might respond with purpose and intention but do not. Resistance is a reactive habit. When I resist, I’m on automatic, and I fail to […]


The Modern Influence Of Art On Fashion

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Fashion has enjoyed, and often later lamented, it’s synergistic bond with the art world over the last century. From the Cubist motifs of Art Deco era dress to the Minimalist expression that exposed itself in clothing two decades after the movement ended, art and fashion have proven themselves to be less strange bedfellows and more […]


Marriage Is A Balancing Act

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“Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long , intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.” —- Amy Bloom Norman and Samantha are celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary. The past nine years cannot be called married bliss even if […]


Writing Stories

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There’s nothing like writing a story. It is a truly satisfying creative process. In order to write a story that people will enjoy. You need to understand the key elements that all good writers use in stories. In this article we will explore these elements. 1. Brainstorming Ask yourself these questions: What are you are […]


Writing A Better Story

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Check below for hints and suggestions on how to organize your writing and make it a better read for your audience. Story Summary. State in one or two sentences the kernel of your book, story, or blog. Do not exceed thirty words total. Outline Structure. Provide yourself with a rough outline of the story’s structure […]


Write Novel S First Line To Guarantee Sales

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Start your writing with conflict if you want to guarantee sales, grab an agent or publisher, get paid a big advance. Your protagonist wants something and your antagonist wants to block it. If you want to be the publisher’s star-of-the-month, just hand out a strong dose of conflict right up front. Bold like. Then, they’re […]


The One You Love To Hate

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Many of the best stories in fiction have both an antagonist and a protagonist. The protagonist is the main character or hero that we cheer on and hope conquers all. The antagonist is the story’s villain. The best bad guys are the ones we love to hate. We don’t need to know why they are […]


Writing Book Reports

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If you are a student, writing a book report is something you will probably have to do at some time whether you want to or not.It has never been a favorite activity for most but it is always valuable. It is valuable because it allows you to think about the book you have read, in […]


Why People Lie

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Why do people lie, especially to those they love? Lying is a technique that is used to influence, control and manipulate other’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Lying comes naturally, and most of the time, it happens with little awareness, effort, or thought. In fact, children start lying, quite effectively, early in life. And as adults, […]


Why Can T We All Just Get Along

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It seems that there must be some fundamental problem with human communication. Wherever you turn it is not hard to find people having an argument, a conflict or one person angry or frustrated with another for some reason. But why is it like that? I think one of the key problems for us human beings […]


Excerpt From The Art Of Managing Conflict Behavior Styles

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Conflict occurs in situations in which people are interdependent, seek different outcomes, favor different methods to the same end, or perceive others are interfering with their ability for rewards or resources. A person’s behavior in conflict situations can be described by two basic dimensions


Do You Lose Confidence And Power In Dealing With People

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One of the many reasons why people lose confidence and power in dealing with people is because they are too overly concerned with what other people think. They feel they won’t be liked if they said what was on their mind. What they are really saying is that they are trying to avoid conflict, when […]