Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 7: Conflict Resolution

Student Web Activities - Lesson 1 - Handling Conflict at Home

Handling Conflict at Home


Dealing with conflicts at home is often tough. When it happens within families it is easy to fall into familiar, negative patterns of communication. On the Web site below you will learn some practical approaches to handling conflict between siblings at home, including constructive listening.

Link to explore : PBS Kids It's My Life



  • Start at the PBS Kids Web site.
  • Read through page on sibling rivalry and click on the articles “Attention and Approval,” and “Get Over It.”
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the links, create a “Siblings and Conflicts Tip Sheet” that will remind you of things you can do to resolve conflicts between brothers and sisters that occur at home.

What three things do siblings feel they need to compete for from parents?
What are two examples of ways to handle unfair comparisons of siblings?
What are three short-term steps you can take to handle a conflict?
Give three examples of things to remember that can help you handle conflicts over the long-term.
How can rivalry be good between siblings?
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