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  • Writer's pictureWyatt Underwood

Advice for Avoiding Conflict on the Playground and in School

Updated: Feb 9, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in your neighborhood playground. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. What better way for kids to spend hours of fun playing with friends on the playground? However, in many playgrounds, both at school and in the neighborhood, a problem with conflict occurs. This problem can be as simple as two kids wanting to play on the same piece of equipment or as serious as one child bullying another child.

Conflict among children is an age old problem which most of the time can be resolved by themselves. Other times it is helpful for an adult or a teacher to monitor the situation and if needed, step in to help with conflict resolution. In the most extreme situations such as bullying, it is crucial for adults and teachers to act swiftly to correct the problem or risk physical or emotional harm to the victim.

To assist you in dealing with conflicts of various severity, we have enlisted the aid of some experts in the field and have put together the following listing of helpful resources. We hope that this guide helps in dealing with the problem of conflict among kids on the playground.

  1. What Makes It a Conflict?

  2. What is Conflict?

  3. Conflict: It’s a Good Thing

  4. Conflict Resolution at School and on the Playground

  5. Teaching Children to Resolve Conflict Respectfully

  6. Words That Teach Kids to Play Nicely

  7. Tips to Help Children Get Along

  8. Children Who Don’t Play Well With Others

  9. How to Handle Child Bullying

  10. Bullying Information and Prevention

  11. Bullying Information and Basic Facts

  12. Face Bullying with Confidence

  13. What’s a Parent to Do About a Playground Bully?

  14. What Children Should Do if Bullied

  15. Dealing with Kids Who Bully Other Kids

  16. The Problem of Children Bullying in Schools

  17. Childhood Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

  18. Positive Strategies in Dealing With Any Conflict

  19. Conflict Resolution Information and Skills

  20. Conflict Resolution Advice for Teachers

  21. Conflict Resolution Information and Resources for Teachers

  22. Conflict Resolution Tips and Information

  23. Resolving Conflict Help

  24. Helping Children Handle Conflicts

  25. Playground Bad Behaviors

  26. Having a Peaceful Playground

  27. Stop Bullying Resources

  28. Resources from National Bullying Prevention Center

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