The purpose of this guide is to provide information to teens, and anyone who cares for teens, about how to create strategies to deal with situations where conflict arises, and to resolve those situations in a positive manner. In order to form strategies, one has to understand why those situations cause conflict in the first place.
Conflict resolution skills can make a difference in a teen’s self-perception. Learning how to resolve difficult situations when one is young can carry over into adulthood. People who are skilled in conflict resolution often make better parents and workers. They learn how to approach difficult situations in a collaborative manner, rather than resorting to anger and fighting.
Therefore, it is important to learn about conflict resolution at an early age. This guide teaches teens some of the skills needed to begin understand why conflicts arise, how to anticipate conflict, and how to form strategies to resolve difficult situations in a mutually beneficial manner.