helping kids with conflict with their friends...

When children come home complaining.... Maybe you think it is nice that they are sharing problems, but what if they are simply off-loading and pouring their problems on to you and then not doing enough to help themselves with it? Passing problems is easy... especially to a sympathetic ear who might come up with lots of suggestions of ways to 'fix' life. But being the sounding board to notice inner thoughts and feelings, to explore the perceptions of the problem, that can be a means to encouraging children to have the courage to face and support their own part in them. The following questions might be worth considering..... These responses help determine why the sharing is occurring....what

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