Family Conflict Resolution Strategies

In this time of COVID-19, we are spending nearly every waking hour quarantined with our whole family. Conflicts are surely inevitable. Here are some ideas and resources to work through your home conflicts.

Articles

Resolving family conflict-From Beyond Blue (Very Good)

Family conflicts: types and how to solve them

The 8 Keys to Resolving Family Conflict

Create Family Unity

Activity Books

THE BIG BOOK OF CONFLICT-RESOLUTION GAMES

10 Lessons for Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills

The Conflict Management Skills Workbook

One Sheet tips

triggers

Relationship Conflict Resolution – Strategies

Restorative Questions for Family Conflicts

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Miscellaneous

This collection of links caught my eye because the activities help to deepen the understanding of your individual family.

Parenting and Family Life

  •  7 Days of Deliciousness7 Days of delicious, home-made dinners, all under 8 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.  Great for new caregivers, new parents, or anyone facing a particularly grueling week. Inclues menu plan, recipes, and a shopping list
  • Would You Rather: Here’s a fun way to help your children with VALUES CLARIFICATION. Use it while you are in the car, waiting in line, or just enjoying a quiet moment together.
  • Problem Solving for Kids: Here’s a nice worksheet to help you teach your child how to work through tough situations.
  • You can use this Family Schedule Worksheet to help organize your new routine and post it for everyone to see.
  • Family Night Cards: Print out this handy set of activity cards to make planning family night a breeze.  There are 10 pre-filled cards to get you started as well as a set of blank cards to hold all your family favorites!
  • Family Values and Rules:  Here is a great idea for your next family night – create a set of values and rules that are a unique reflection of your family.  This worksheet makes the process run smoothly.
  • The Four Styles of Communication: Learn about effective communication.
  • Family conflict resolution worksheet: Try out this worksheet the next time you are faced with a family fight.
  • Identifying Family Stress Triggers: Figure out what specific trigger heat things up at your house
  • The Family Mission Statement: Here’s a great way to build family cohesiveness.  Start creating your family mission statement at your next family meeting!
  • Family Safety Card: Make sure everyone is on the same page in an emergency
  • Family Emergency Plan Template: Make sure everyone is on the same page in an emergency

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Student Anxiety – Tools, Worksheets, and App From “Anxiety Canada”

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Student anxiety can really impact their learning. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychopharmacological interventions are sometimes recommended when anxiety fiercely gets in the way of doing day to day activities. Consult an expert if this applies to your child. Below is a list of tools and worksheets to help address issues related to anxiety.

Tools

Worksheets

Web-­based Resources (International)
AnxietyBC
• Psychoeducational material and handouts for parents, teachers, and family and
friends of children with SM (search ‘selective mutism’ for all information on the
topic).
• Website -­‐ www.anxietybc.com
• Children’s section -­‐ http://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/parent-­‐child
• Short 11 min. video on understanding and managing Selective Mutism.
http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/video/understanding-­‐and-­‐managing-­‐
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• Lecture on Selective Mutism given by Dr. Annie Simpson
http://www.anxietybc.com/resources/video/selective-­‐mutism-­‐giving-­‐kids-­‐
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Dr. Steven Kurtz’s
• A treatment provider in New York. Check his website for a selective mutism e-­‐
learning website (coming soon).
• Website https://kurtzpsychologyconsulting.wordpress.com
Child Mind Institute
• Website -­‐ http://www.childmind.org/
• A treatment centre in New York that also provides webinars on various aspects
of selective mutism treatment (search ‘selective mutism’ and look for events)
Selective Mutism Group
• Website -­‐ http://www.selectivemutism.org
• Provides information, resources, and support to those impacted by selective
mutism

MindShift™ App

Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift™ is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

 

MindShift™ will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle:

    • Making Sleep Count
    • Riding Out Intense Emotions
    • Test Anxiety
    • Perfectionism
    • Social Anxiety
    • Performance Anxiety
    • Worry
    • Panic
    • Conflict

 

Think of MindShift™ as your portable coach helping you face challenging situations and take charge of your life.

If you are a MindShift user, please consider making a donation to help us maintain and continue to offer the app for free.

MindShift stems from a one time joint collaboration in 2012 between Anxiety Canada and BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority.  In 2016 RBC Children’s Mental Health Projectprovided funding for an enhancement to the app.  Learn more about our privacy policy.