In conflicts with their parents, adolescents used constructive styles problem solving and compliance more often than dysfunctional styles withdrawal and conflict engagement. Problem solving was the most frequently used strategy in conflicts with a best friend, followed by conflict engagement, withdrawal, and compliance. There were similarities and differences in the conflict resolution strategies used in the different relationships, which provide support for the social problem solving model as well as for the contextual view of conflict resolution. The findings also underline the importance of constructive conflict resolution to the wellbeing of adolescents and point to the importance of conflict resolution training. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
10 Important Conflict Resolution Skills For Teenagers
Parent – Teen Conflict, Managing it Constructively
Parent — Teen Conflict, Managing it Constructively. This article deals with managing the conflict inherent in parent — teen relationships. Why managing this conflict constructively is important. And some tools that parents and teens can use to manage their conflicts constructively.
Adolescents’ Conflict Resolution with Their Parents and Best Friends: Links to Life Satisfaction
A certain amount of conflict with parents is, unfortunately, a natural part of growth within the teen years. Conflict serves some very important purposes. They argue, they disagree and they try out different perspectives. They learn to reason and think logically by sometimes being unreasonable and illogical and then correcting themselves and improving their mental balance.
Conflict is a pre-cursor to change, not only in the life of the one I confront, but in my own life as well. Face it, conflict will happen within every family. And when it does, there is always a possibility that something is said or insinuated that might be hurtful to each of the parties engaged in the dispute. My encouragement to parents is to move toward your child when you are right; and move toward them quicker when you think that you might have or were perceived to wrongly hurt your child.