CHAPTER 1: The Conflict Resolution Model
Tired of yelling, arguing, slamming doors? Had enough snapping, sarcasm, and angry retorts? Discouraged because nothing gets settled? Afraid someone will get hurt? Depressed by silence, avoidance, lack of intimacy, and resentment?
It doesn't have to be this way. You can change your family's well-worn patterns of dealing with conflict, and you can teach your child a better way.
I remember years ago I was treating a young boy who had a tendency to overreact to nearly everything, crying and having a tantrum over what should have been small annoyances. I encouraged him to think of phrases...