Saturday, July 4, 2015

Embrace Happiness: The Art of Conflict Management

Product was received for free in exchange for an honest review.

Conflict is a natural part of relationships, especially as you face the challenges of parenting. When you work together on conflict management, you build happy, healthy relationships and teach your children important life skills. However, children who are exposed to severe and frequent conflict are more likely to be disobedient and to experience problems such as depression, aggression or poor performance at school.
Are you practicing constructive conflict management in front of your child? 
Author Ali Soleymaniha has been researching and practicing in the field of conflict management for more than a decade. With a desire to guide others seeking happiness in their relationships, Soleymaniha was inspired to pen his new book, “Embrace Happiness: The Art of Conflict Management.” 
Here are six tips for parents to use when working through conflict: 
1.    Always start and end the conversation by affirming that you care about the other person
2.    Be open to the idea that you made a mistake even if you are sure you did not
3.    Don't speak in generalities of another person's behavior 
4.    Always work to be the first to apologize when any dispute arises
5.    Focus on trying to discover what's right, not who is right
6.    Remind yourself the other person also cares about reconciling the relationship
My thoughts
We all handle conflict differently.  Some in a good way and some not so good.  This is a great tool book to manage conflict.
I really liked reading through this book.  It is an easy simple read.  And not an overly long book either.  I for one don't like conflict of any kind.  This was just the book I needed to read.  There are a lot of examples and tools to use to avoid conflict.  There are only seven chapters, but they are loaded with tons of information.