Insights Into Teens: Episode 91 “Conflict Resolution”

This week we’re talking about conflict resolution. We’ll look at some of the common causes of conflict, how conflicts aren’t necessarily a bad thing and how we can learn from them. We’ll talk about the ten commandments of conflicts and how to handle conflicts with love ones, friends and others. We’ll show you the skills you need to cope with conflict, how to avoid turning it into a negative experience and finally we’ll discuss the steps to take to reach a conflict resolution.

Much of what we talk about in this weeks episode applies not only to teens but to any situation where two or more people find themselves in conflict or on opposite sides of a given issue. We’ll teach you how to compromise, how to reason, and how to see a given issue from both sides you can better understand all points of view and argue your points from an informed perspective.

Show Notes

[INTRO THEME]

[TRANSITION]

[SEGMENT 1]

Why Does Conflict Occur?

  • Conflict is part of life.
  • No matter how much you want to protect your child from it, she has to face this reality.
  • Conflict can occur within the family, with siblings and parents, with friends, and with society in general.
  • But the one thing you need to teach your teenagers is that a conflict need not be a negative experience.
  • Remember, conflict can lead to change, positive change!
      

Consequences Of Teenage Conflicts

  • Without the necessary skill set, a teenager can land in tough situations when it comes to conflicts.
  • At home, unresolved conflicts can lead to strained relations.
  • Outside, it can lead to broken friendships, hours of detention, and even violence!

Being a teenager is not easy.

  • The time between adulthood and childhood is full of changes – both physical and emotional.
  • With hormones raging, teenagers often find it difficult to be ‘social’.
  • Temper tantrums, sulking, ignoring parents – all these are standard teenage behavior.
  • Most teenagers feel that others ‘just don’t get it’.
  • But we have all been there.
  • We get it!
  • Equipping your teenager with the right set of life skills can help her manage these tumultuous years better.
  • Conflict resolution skills are something all teenagers must learn.

[AD1: SSE]

[SEGMENT 2]

Conflict Resolution Commandments

  • Commandment 1:
    • Conflict is a reality.
    • There is no escaping the fact.
    • Hiding won’t solve anything.
        
  • Commandment 2:
    • You can’t wish the problem away.
    • Don’t pretend and put on a mask.
    • Keeping your feelings cooped inside won’t work.
        
  • Commandment 3:
    • Learn to deal with the problem, not the person.
    • Conflict occurs because of a particular issue, not because of a person.
    • Don’t make it personal.
        
  • Commandment 4:
    • Be respectful.
    • Listen to the other person.
    • Really listen.
    • Listening to your parents or teachers may seem like a drag but zoning out is not the solution.
        
  • Commandment 5:
    • Be assertive.
    • You don’t need to be either passive or aggressive to deal with teen conflicts.
    • You need to be assertive.
    • Being assertive means putting your views forward confidently and calmly.
        
  • Commandment 6:
    • Learn to negotiate.
    • This is the most important skill you need to learn.
    • Negotiating is a skill that will serve you in the long term.
        
  • Commandment 7:
    • Stick to the present.
    • Don’t drag in past issues.
    • Doing so will only muddy the conflict further.
        
  • Commandment 8:
    • The silent treatment does not work.
    • Sulking is as bad as getting aggressive – it won’t solve the problem.
    • Talk it out.
        
  • Commandment 9:
    • Be understanding.
    • Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes.
    • Don’t get defensive.
    • Analyze the situation.
        
  • Commandment 10:
    • Learn to say sorry.
    • Stand in front of the mirror and practice, if the need be!
    • If you are wrong, accept it.
    • Doing so will not make you look weak.
    • Only a strong person has the strength to say ‘sorry’.
    • This simple word can work like magic, try it!

[AD2: ENTERTAINMENT]

[SEGMENT 3] 

Steps to Conflict Resolution

  1. Set the stage.
    1. Agree to try to work together to find a solution peacefully, and establish ground rules (e.g., no name-calling, blaming, yelling, or interrupting).
        
  2. Gather perspectives.
    1. Each person describes the dispute from his or her perspective, without interruption.
    2. Listeners pay close attention and then ask clarifying questions in a nonthreatening manner.
    3. They consider not only what the other participants say they want, but why they want it.
      1. For example, if someone insists that you pay for something they believe you broke, they may be doing so not because they really care about the object or the money, but because they feel that you don’t respect them.
    4. Addressing the other person’s need to feel respected may be key to resolving the conflict.
        
  3. Find common interests.
    1. Establish which facts and issues all participants agree on and determine why different issues are important to each person.
    2. Identify common interests, which can be as simple as a mutual desire to resolve the problem without resorting to violence or a shared need to save face.
        
  4. Create options.
    1. Take time for each teen to brainstorm about possible solutions to the problem.
    2. Come up with a list of options without immediately judging them or feeling committed to them.
    3. Try to think of solutions where both people gain something-think winwin!
    4. Too often we assume that for one person to win, the other person has to lose.
    5. In reality, it is often possible to think creatively and come up with a solution that both people feel good about, where both walk away feeling that their needs have been met.
        
  5. Evaluate options.
    1. After a number of options are suggested, each teen discusses his or her feelings about each of the proposed solutions.
    2. Participants will negotiate and often will need to compromise in order to reach a conclusion that is acceptable to both.
    3. They may need to agree to disagree about some issues to reach an understanding.
        
  6. Create an agreement.
    1. The teens involved explicitly state their agreement and may even want to write it down.
    2. If necessary, they set up a time to check back to see how the agreement is working.

[TRANSITION]

[OUTRO AND CREDITS]

Transcription

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[Applause]

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welcome to insights into teens this is

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episode

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91 conflict resolution

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i’m your host joseph whalen and my

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mature

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and diplomatic co-host madison weyland

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hi everyone

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how you doing today maddie i’m doing

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pretty well so how was your week this

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week

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uh pretty stressful yeah

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yeah i had a lot of stuff for school

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especially coming back from the break

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and honestly i’m just glad it’s the

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weekend now so i can at least

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have some type of relaxation even though

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i still have work i need to do

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well that’s the thing you kind of have

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to make up for that short week with

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the holiday and everything when you come

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back right i guess

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uh so today we’re going to be talking

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about conflict resolution

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this was actually a topic that you

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wanted to talk about

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you had gone over some of this in uh

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school a few

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oh geez i guess it’s a few months back

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now right i think so maybe

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yeah it’s been a while so uh

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kind of an interesting topic one that i

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think

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everyone can benefit from it’s not just

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a teen thing

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but we’ll get into that we’ll talk about

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what conflict is

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why does it occur what are some of the

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consequences

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and some of the complications conflict

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uh being a teenager in conflict comes

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with

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then we’re going to talk about some

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conflict resolution commandments

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which some of these i think kind of fell

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in with what you had talked about in

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school right

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uh then we will talk about uh the steps

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to conflict resolution which i think

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you know ultimately is the important

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thing here right

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we all have to compromise and in in this

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day of

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uh political strife i think compromise

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is something we could all use some

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lessons on before we get started though

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so why does conflict occur

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now there’s a lot of different reasons

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for it the source that we’re using here

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is one we’ve used in the past called

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momjunction.com

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and the first thing they say is

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conflicts are part of life

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and we know that most

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recently now the conflict is part of

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life but it’s not restricted to just

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humans right tell us a little bit about

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that with our new edition oh yeah so um

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last week we talked about the newest

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addition to our family pumpkin

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um in our last podcast and

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um we kind of touched on it before but

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um this week was liberation week before

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pumpkin had to stay in my room that way

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she would

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be more comfortable in my room help and

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we would bond together and uh this week

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was the first time where she was fully

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liberated

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and uh she’s come in contact

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with the other cats and um let’s just

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say they definitely get into a lot of

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conflict especially pumpkin and dorothy

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dorothy is shown to be the alpha cat she

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wants to be the alpha cat

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but scene but seeing her interact with

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pumpkin

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it seems she’s afraid of pumpkins so a

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bit of irony there

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right leota she like as long as pumpkin

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doesn’t get in her personal space she

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can deal with it but

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whenever she does she does get into a

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bit of a hissy fit

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right now the reason i mention that is

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that

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conflict is really part of human nature

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and it has been for

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for eons but the site goes on to say

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that no matter how much you want to

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protect your child from it

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he or she has to face the reality that

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conflict is going to happen

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and conflict can occur with family with

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siblings parents

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friends with society or between kittens

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apparently one thing you need to

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teach your teenagers is that conflicts

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need not be a negative experience

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and i think that probably catches a lot

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of people off guard is that

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you know a conflict is not a fight

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a conflict could be a difference of

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opinions it could be a debate

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on certain topics so conflicts

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themselves aren’t necessarily

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a bad thing and it’s important to

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understand that when there is a conflict

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of some nature

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that you can make it a positive

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experience you can make it a learning

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experience

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you can make it an educational

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experience overall

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and remember the conflict can lead to

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change and change can be positive

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so for instance if we’re talking about

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i don’t know you might like

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had i had an example before the show and

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i can’t think of it now

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but like you have an example on how you

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want

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the furniture arranged in your room okay

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and i might think differently

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you might want you know your bed in a

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certain spot because

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it gives you better light well i might

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suggest we put the bed in a different

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spot

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that gives you more room and there’s

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positives and negatives to both and you

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might not have explored the

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aspects that i had and at that point in

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time

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it’s a conflict but it’s not a fight

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right yeah

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so you may because of your listening

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to me during this during the

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conversation of the conflict

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you may see things from a different

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point of view and try something

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different it might turn out better

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so that’s kind of what we need to keep

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in mind here

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so consequences of teen conflicts they

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also go into that and they say without

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the necessary skill set

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a teenager cannot land in tough

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situations or test teenagers can land in

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tough situations when it comes to

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conflicts

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and i think this comes to just about any

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kind of interaction that you would

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normally have right like if you don’t

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know how to

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speak in public and you have an

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assignment where you have to speak in

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public

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you’re going to panic you’re going to

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not be able to do it well right

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tell us a little bit about the conflict

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resolution skills that you learned from

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the course in school well one of the

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things they talked about

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was to have to

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if you and one person are in a conflict

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and you’re both

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very standing on your opinions

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you can call in some someone called a

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mediator

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and the mediator is basically an outside

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person that wasn’t involved in the

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conflict

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to begin with so they can hear both

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sides

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and think and think of a way to

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help both sides either with a win-win

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solution or a compromise

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and that’s a role that you’ve played

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quite frequently with your

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friends right where you may have two

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friends that are in conflict with each

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other

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and you step in and mediate that

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discussion

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and try to get them to agree on things

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what it

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you know describe a situation that

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you’ve had to do that in where it’s

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turned out

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in a positive light well um

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for one of the instances my friends um

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basically have misunderstandings with

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each other

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my one friend kind of gets emotional at

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certain things and my other friend

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doesn’t fully understand it um

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so whenever my one friend would get

0:09:32.560,0:09:35.839
emotional

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and the other one and my other friend

0:09:35.839,0:09:39.839
wouldn’t be able to understand it

0:09:37.680,0:09:41.040
i’d be the mediator and try to help them

0:09:39.839,0:09:44.000
work it out

0:09:41.040,0:09:44.399
like i tell my one emotional friend that

0:09:44.000,0:09:46.880
hey

0:09:44.399,0:09:48.399
it’s okay it happens you just need to

0:09:46.880,0:09:50.880
learn how to handle it

0:09:48.399,0:09:52.160
and i teach my other friend hey this

0:09:50.880,0:09:54.560
happens to her

0:09:52.160,0:09:56.320
you don’t um you might not fully

0:09:54.560,0:09:59.440
understand it but you might want to

0:09:56.320,0:10:02.880
do it in order to help her out

0:09:59.440,0:10:05.040
right now conflicts can happen at home

0:10:02.880,0:10:07.920
where unresolved conflicts can lead to

0:10:05.040,0:10:09.519
strange relationships

0:10:07.920,0:10:12.079
one of the conflicts that we had

0:10:09.519,0:10:13.279
recently was the the debate

0:10:12.079,0:10:16.240
about whether or not we were going to

0:10:13.279,0:10:17.279
get another kitten now i did not want to

0:10:16.240,0:10:19.040
get one

0:10:17.279,0:10:21.440
obviously you and mommy did so i was

0:10:19.040,0:10:23.519
outvoted there everyone

0:10:21.440,0:10:25.600
but the compromise that we came to was

0:10:23.519,0:10:26.480
you know we came to terms on how we were

0:10:25.600,0:10:28.000
going to get

0:10:26.480,0:10:30.959
the kitten what kind of kit we were

0:10:28.000,0:10:34.000
going to get you know what your role

0:10:30.959,0:10:35.920
in taking care of kitten was so to

0:10:34.000,0:10:38.640
resolve that conflict we

0:10:35.920,0:10:41.200
we all came to terms with that we

0:10:38.640,0:10:42.800
understood that okay it’s not just

0:10:41.200,0:10:44.240
fun and games it’s a responsibility

0:10:42.800,0:10:46.000
thing it’s going to be a learning lesson

0:10:44.240,0:10:47.760
for you

0:10:46.000,0:10:49.440
you’re going to take care of the cat

0:10:47.760,0:10:51.120
we’re going to get a certain kind of cat

0:10:49.440,0:10:54.079
that will bought to you so

0:10:51.120,0:10:54.880
that’s how we resolve that conflict do

0:10:54.079,0:10:57.680
you think

0:10:54.880,0:10:59.200
that conflict resolution solution that

0:10:57.680,0:11:02.560
we came up with

0:10:59.200,0:11:04.839
is working out so far i mean yeah um

0:11:02.560,0:11:06.000
i definitely have learned to take

0:11:04.839,0:11:08.480
responsibility

0:11:06.000,0:11:10.320
and in fact i actually feel like i’m a

0:11:08.480,0:11:11.200
real parent because i’ve been having

0:11:10.320,0:11:13.839
like

0:11:11.200,0:11:16.000
these little panic attacks when pumpkins

0:11:13.839,0:11:18.800
leaving the nest as if like

0:11:16.000,0:11:20.800
your own child was going and doing their

0:11:18.800,0:11:23.200
own thing going out for school

0:11:20.800,0:11:24.880
and like since he was no longer under my

0:11:23.200,0:11:26.800
guard and i knew the other cats weren’t

0:11:24.880,0:11:28.800
particularly kind with her

0:11:26.800,0:11:30.720
i got so panicked the one day of

0:11:28.800,0:11:31.920
liberation that i ended up locking her

0:11:30.720,0:11:35.360
in for the night

0:11:31.920,0:11:36.640
oh wow that’s funny yeah i got so

0:11:35.360,0:11:40.000
panicked with it that

0:11:36.640,0:11:43.519
like i just i gotta

0:11:40.000,0:11:44.880
i i got connected to her just like a

0:11:43.519,0:11:47.440
just like a mother would connect with

0:11:44.880,0:11:50.880
their child exactly yeah

0:11:47.440,0:11:52.880
i just like i started getting these

0:11:50.880,0:11:54.160
parental feelings that you’d kind of get

0:11:52.880,0:11:56.959
with your own family

0:11:54.160,0:11:58.320
with your own um child and that’s good

0:11:56.959,0:12:00.959
that’s exactly what we were

0:11:58.320,0:12:02.160
what we were hoping for the other thing

0:12:00.959,0:12:05.519
they talk about

0:12:02.160,0:12:07.200
is that conflicts can be outside of the

0:12:05.519,0:12:10.480
family outside of

0:12:07.200,0:12:12.000
of your immediate circle and when this

0:12:10.480,0:12:13.360
happens it can lead to broken

0:12:12.000,0:12:16.880
friendships

0:12:13.360,0:12:19.920
it can lead to detention in school

0:12:16.880,0:12:23.360
and it can even lead the violence so

0:12:19.920,0:12:26.399
being able to resolve conflicts with

0:12:23.360,0:12:28.160
with other people is important and it’s

0:12:26.399,0:12:31.040
more difficult because you might not

0:12:28.160,0:12:32.160
know what they’re willing to do to

0:12:31.040,0:12:34.399
compromise or how

0:12:32.160,0:12:35.600
interested they are in resolving the

0:12:34.399,0:12:38.320
issue

0:12:35.600,0:12:40.320
have you had any conflicts outside of

0:12:38.320,0:12:42.480
family anything from school or friends

0:12:40.320,0:12:45.040
or anything like that where

0:12:42.480,0:12:46.399
you’ve ran into issues where you

0:12:45.040,0:12:48.720
couldn’t resolve these and

0:12:46.399,0:12:50.240
and it’s caused friendships or anything

0:12:48.720,0:12:52.480
i mean yeah

0:12:50.240,0:12:53.519
especially in sixth grade that was

0:12:52.480,0:12:55.440
probably

0:12:53.519,0:12:57.040
one of the hardest years of school in my

0:12:55.440,0:12:59.680
life um

0:12:57.040,0:13:01.440
back then i really i was kind of the

0:12:59.680,0:13:04.079
problem because i had no way of

0:13:01.440,0:13:07.120
controlling my emotions back then

0:13:04.079,0:13:09.680
i would lash out and honestly

0:13:07.120,0:13:11.680
it did sometimes cost my it did

0:13:09.680,0:13:13.040
sometimes cost my friends to not want to

0:13:11.680,0:13:15.200
be around me

0:13:13.040,0:13:17.040
um but we did resolve it after i

0:13:15.200,0:13:19.600
realized that i was not

0:13:17.040,0:13:20.079
acting mature for my age and that i

0:13:19.600,0:13:21.760
probably

0:13:20.079,0:13:24.480
should have handled the situation

0:13:21.760,0:13:27.519
differently and we’d resolve

0:13:24.480,0:13:29.200
but um it wasn’t until i finally learned

0:13:27.519,0:13:31.120
to control my emotions that the

0:13:29.200,0:13:32.720
outbreaks finally stopped and i didn’t

0:13:31.120,0:13:33.279
really have too many conflicts with my

0:13:32.720,0:13:37.440
friends

0:13:33.279,0:13:41.199
where i was the main problem um

0:13:37.440,0:13:43.360
so yeah now was that possibly a product

0:13:41.199,0:13:45.680
of the fact that

0:13:43.360,0:13:48.000
the friends that you hang around with or

0:13:45.680,0:13:50.320
were hanging around with at the time

0:13:48.000,0:13:51.040
were a couple years younger than you and

0:13:50.320,0:13:53.600
they hadn’t

0:13:51.040,0:13:56.399
reached that point in their development

0:13:53.600,0:13:58.560
where they were having those

0:13:56.399,0:14:00.480
hormonal struggles where it was

0:13:58.560,0:14:01.360
affecting their ability to control their

0:14:00.480,0:14:04.560
emotions

0:14:01.360,0:14:06.720
i mean yeah my friends um

0:14:04.560,0:14:08.079
my friend most my friends were pretty

0:14:06.720,0:14:10.160
young

0:14:08.079,0:14:11.199
the my most my friends were pretty

0:14:10.160,0:14:14.560
younger than i

0:14:11.199,0:14:16.639
was were younger than i was and um

0:14:14.560,0:14:17.680
i’d sometimes lash out at them because

0:14:16.639,0:14:20.560
i’d know

0:14:17.680,0:14:21.920
um because i was just experiencing the

0:14:20.560,0:14:24.480
emotions and

0:14:21.920,0:14:25.440
i had no real reason to control them but

0:14:24.480,0:14:27.760
i’d actually

0:14:25.440,0:14:29.440
go to recess and hang out with my one

0:14:27.760,0:14:32.320
friend who was the same age as me

0:14:29.440,0:14:32.959
and she’d normally help me calm myself

0:14:32.320,0:14:35.839
down

0:14:32.959,0:14:36.959
we’d talk about um what happened and

0:14:35.839,0:14:38.639
we’d just

0:14:36.959,0:14:40.720
you know try to calm each other down and

0:14:38.639,0:14:42.800
then by the end of the day i’d apologize

0:14:40.720,0:14:44.560
to my younger friends and we would

0:14:42.800,0:14:46.079
and we’d still be and we’d be back to

0:14:44.560,0:14:47.519
being friends right

0:14:46.079,0:14:49.680
and that’s usually how conflict

0:14:47.519,0:14:51.279
resolution works

0:14:49.680,0:14:53.920
now the last thing that they do talk

0:14:51.279,0:14:56.160
about here is the complications of being

0:14:53.920,0:14:59.360
a teenager

0:14:56.160,0:15:00.320
compounding conflict resolution and they

0:14:59.360,0:15:02.480
say the time

0:15:00.320,0:15:03.600
between adulthood and childhood is full

0:15:02.480,0:15:06.079
of changes both

0:15:03.600,0:15:07.120
physical and emotional and that’s

0:15:06.079,0:15:08.800
clearly

0:15:07.120,0:15:10.320
what you were talking about here where

0:15:08.800,0:15:13.040
the emotional changes

0:15:10.320,0:15:14.560
were becoming an issue they say with

0:15:13.040,0:15:16.880
hormones raging

0:15:14.560,0:15:18.000
teenagers often find it difficult to be

0:15:16.880,0:15:20.639
social

0:15:18.000,0:15:22.880
do you have that issue do you find

0:15:20.639,0:15:24.560
social interaction to be difficult going

0:15:22.880,0:15:26.160
through this period

0:15:24.560,0:15:27.920
you’re largely through it at this point

0:15:26.160,0:15:29.759
in time because you you are pretty good

0:15:27.920,0:15:31.440
at controlling your emotions

0:15:29.759,0:15:33.040
but do you find that that was causing

0:15:31.440,0:15:35.839
social problems for you

0:15:33.040,0:15:36.240
i mean yeah i kind of started getting a

0:15:35.839,0:15:39.600
little

0:15:36.240,0:15:41.839
scared about being around people because

0:15:39.600,0:15:43.440
i was afraid that at some point i might

0:15:41.839,0:15:46.639
lash out at them

0:15:43.440,0:15:49.759
even if even when they didn’t deserve it

0:15:46.639,0:15:52.639
and i i kind of just was in fear

0:15:49.759,0:15:54.160
and kind of just spent most of trying to

0:15:52.639,0:15:56.560
spend most of the time alone

0:15:54.160,0:15:58.160
trying to keep my emotions as calm as i

0:15:56.560,0:16:00.240
could at the time

0:15:58.160,0:16:01.839
now they say that temper tantrums

0:16:00.240,0:16:05.120
sulking and ignoring

0:16:01.839,0:16:06.720
parents are all standard teenage

0:16:05.120,0:16:09.600
behavior

0:16:06.720,0:16:11.440
um you didn’t really go through a lot of

0:16:09.600,0:16:13.120
these you had some emotional outbursts

0:16:11.440,0:16:14.480
but do you think that these symptoms

0:16:13.120,0:16:17.759
were things that have caused

0:16:14.480,0:16:20.560
issues with you as far as building

0:16:17.759,0:16:21.759
conflict with parents teachers or

0:16:20.560,0:16:23.839
friends

0:16:21.759,0:16:25.920
i mean yeah like i said the emotional

0:16:23.839,0:16:27.680
outburst sometimes it didn’t happen at

0:16:25.920,0:16:30.160
home it would happen when i was around

0:16:27.680,0:16:31.120
other people over the silliest of

0:16:30.160,0:16:34.240
reasons

0:16:31.120,0:16:37.920
and yeah i’d lash out at people but

0:16:34.240,0:16:41.040
it wasn’t um like horribly

0:16:37.920,0:16:44.079
often like it would happen sometimes

0:16:41.040,0:16:46.399
but after i realized this i tried to

0:16:44.079,0:16:47.600
hold up all my emotions until i got home

0:16:46.399,0:16:50.959
and then i’d basically

0:16:47.600,0:16:54.240
just you know scream

0:16:50.959,0:16:55.279
or let it all out so most teenagers feel

0:16:54.240,0:16:57.759
that others

0:16:55.279,0:16:59.839
just don’t get it have you ever run into

0:16:57.759,0:17:01.680
that situation where that’s caused some

0:16:59.839,0:17:05.120
frustration or conflict for you

0:17:01.680,0:17:08.480
i mean sometimes especially when

0:17:05.120,0:17:10.880
i had the sadder outburst where i would

0:17:08.480,0:17:12.319
just start crying for no real reason i

0:17:10.880,0:17:13.760
didn’t understand it

0:17:12.319,0:17:16.160
and i didn’t think you guys would

0:17:13.760,0:17:17.280
understand it i if i didn’t understand

0:17:16.160,0:17:18.160
it you guys wouldn’t be able to

0:17:17.280,0:17:19.919
understand it

0:17:18.160,0:17:21.760
that’s basically what i went through

0:17:19.919,0:17:23.439
right and i think a lot of kids go

0:17:21.760,0:17:25.039
through that but

0:17:23.439,0:17:27.039
i think the thing that that would

0:17:25.039,0:17:28.640
probably surprise you is how much your

0:17:27.039,0:17:30.320
parents actually

0:17:28.640,0:17:32.880
can relate to the situation because

0:17:30.320,0:17:33.600
we’ve all been there you know times are

0:17:32.880,0:17:35.919
different

0:17:33.600,0:17:37.840
kids are different but there’s

0:17:35.919,0:17:39.919
fundamental human behaviors that are

0:17:37.840,0:17:42.400
consistent over the years

0:17:39.919,0:17:43.120
that all of us have gone through so i

0:17:42.400,0:17:44.960
think you’d be

0:17:43.120,0:17:46.640
surprised at how much insight your

0:17:44.960,0:17:49.280
parents might be able to

0:17:46.640,0:17:50.160
lend to you and how much they do relate

0:17:49.280,0:17:53.120
to you they

0:17:50.160,0:17:55.280
they don’t relate to you now like one of

0:17:53.120,0:17:56.720
the things that i tell you is well

0:17:55.280,0:17:58.640
you don’t need to worry about this stuff

0:17:56.720,0:18:01.440
now because the

0:17:58.640,0:18:02.960
relationships that you have now are

0:18:01.440,0:18:05.200
insignificant

0:18:02.960,0:18:06.960
there are a blip on the radar of a few

0:18:05.200,0:18:09.280
years of your life

0:18:06.960,0:18:11.520
that after you’re out of high school is

0:18:09.280,0:18:15.280
not going to matter

0:18:11.520,0:18:16.320
and i totally get the concept that me

0:18:15.280,0:18:18.080
telling you that

0:18:16.320,0:18:21.360
doesn’t help you because you can’t

0:18:18.080,0:18:23.440
visualize where i’m at now

0:18:21.360,0:18:24.799
but it’s important to know that there’s

0:18:23.440,0:18:27.039
light at the end of the tunnel what

0:18:24.799,0:18:28.320
you’re going through now is a temporary

0:18:27.039,0:18:31.360
thing and

0:18:28.320,0:18:33.520
it’s not going to matter in a few years

0:18:31.360,0:18:34.960
and i just hope that knowing that you

0:18:33.520,0:18:37.760
can take some solace

0:18:34.960,0:18:39.520
from that and know that okay i just have

0:18:37.760,0:18:40.840
to get through this right now

0:18:39.520,0:18:43.840
and then i won’t have to deal with it

0:18:40.840,0:18:45.280
anymore uh and sometimes i realize that

0:18:43.840,0:18:47.360
comes across as we just don’t get the

0:18:45.280,0:18:49.520
problems you’re running into

0:18:47.360,0:18:51.360
and it’s not that it’s that we’ve been

0:18:49.520,0:18:53.200
there we’ve done that

0:18:51.360,0:18:55.120
as important and significant as you

0:18:53.200,0:18:58.160
think these things are now

0:18:55.120,0:18:59.679
they’re not and and they won’t be in the

0:18:58.160,0:19:02.720
future

0:18:59.679,0:19:04.240
what i think we lose focus on is that

0:19:02.720,0:19:07.280
they are important to you now

0:19:04.240,0:19:08.480
and we need to deal with them now

0:19:07.280,0:19:10.559
even though they’re not going to be

0:19:08.480,0:19:11.120
there in a few years so that’s where i

0:19:10.559,0:19:14.000
could see

0:19:11.120,0:19:14.880
that disconnect where it may seem like

0:19:14.000,0:19:18.640
we don’t get it

0:19:14.880,0:19:20.240
yeah um

0:19:18.640,0:19:23.120
so conflict resolution skills are

0:19:20.240,0:19:25.600
something all teenagers must learn

0:19:23.120,0:19:27.039
how do you think your skills at teeny at

0:19:25.600,0:19:29.440
conflict resolution are

0:19:27.039,0:19:31.280
at this point in time i mean i

0:19:29.440,0:19:32.080
definitely think i’m better than i was

0:19:31.280,0:19:34.160
before

0:19:32.080,0:19:35.919
and i definitely think i can relate to

0:19:34.160,0:19:37.520
other teenagers who are in the same

0:19:35.919,0:19:39.280
position as me

0:19:37.520,0:19:40.880
where they still have the problem with

0:19:39.280,0:19:42.320
the emotional their problem with

0:19:40.880,0:19:44.960
emotional outbursts

0:19:42.320,0:19:46.240
and um having conflicts with some of

0:19:44.960,0:19:48.240
their friends

0:19:46.240,0:19:50.400
and i definitely and one of the things

0:19:48.240,0:19:53.120
that my teacher actually talked about

0:19:50.400,0:19:54.080
um when we were learning about conflict

0:19:53.120,0:19:56.880
resolution

0:19:54.080,0:19:59.679
is that when younger people get into

0:19:56.880,0:20:00.000
conflict it’s better to have a mediator

0:19:59.679,0:20:03.520
that

0:20:00.000,0:20:05.840
is the same age as them because

0:20:03.520,0:20:07.280
it’s more likely that that person will

0:20:05.840,0:20:10.159
understand

0:20:07.280,0:20:10.799
what the what the teenagers are going

0:20:10.159,0:20:13.520
through

0:20:10.799,0:20:14.559
and will be able to help them resolve it

0:20:13.520,0:20:16.880
a little better than

0:20:14.559,0:20:17.679
most adults will that’s a very good

0:20:16.880,0:20:19.520
point

0:20:17.679,0:20:21.039
we’ll have to reiterate that when we get

0:20:19.520,0:20:24.159
the mediation later on

0:20:21.039,0:20:25.760
already but uh let’s take a little break

0:20:24.159,0:20:29.840
we’ll come back and we’ll talk about the

0:20:25.760,0:20:29.840
conflict resolution commandments

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welcome back we are talking conflict

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resolution today on insights into teens

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and we have 10 conflict resolution

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commandments we’ll run down

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real quick that are just sort of

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guidelines so commandment one is

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something we’ve said already conflict is

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reality

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there’s no escaping the fact and hiding

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won’t solve

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anything so you kind of need to deal

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with it what’s number two on the list

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number two is you can’t wish the problem

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away

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don’t pretend and put on a mask keep

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your feelings cooped in

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keeping your feelings keeping your

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feelings

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cooped inside won’t work right

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number three learn to deal with a

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problem

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not the person conflict occurs because

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of a particular

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issue not because of a person

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i don’t know if i necessarily agree with

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that there are some people who are born

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to argue and make conflict

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but we’ll leave it at that they say

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don’t make it personal

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just deal with the issue it’s a

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problem-solving thing deal with the

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problem

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what’s for uh be respectful listen to

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the other person

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really listen listening to your parents

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or teachers may seem like a drag

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but zoning out is not the solution right

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commandment five is be assertive you

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don’t need to be

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either passive or aggressive to deal

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with team conflicts

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you need to be assertive being assertive

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means putting your views forward

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confidently and calmly yep

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and commandment 6 is learn to negotiate

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this is the most important skill you

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need to learn negotiating is a skill

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that will serve you

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in the long term commandment 7 is stick

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to the present

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don’t drag in past issues doing so will

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only

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muddy the conflict further and

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commandment 8 is

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the silent treatment does not work

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sulking is

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as bad as getting aggressive it won’t

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solve the problem

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talk it out right number nine is be

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understanding

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try to put yourself in the other

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person’s shoes

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don’t be defensive and analyze the

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situation

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and finally commandment 10 is learn to

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say sorry

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stand in front of the mirror and

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practice if need if the need be

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if you’re wrong accept it doing so will

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not make you look weak

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only a strong person has the strength to

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say sorry

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it’s this simple word can work like

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magic try it

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yes so i wanted to kind of focus on a

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couple of these but before we do that i

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wanted to ask you

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of these were any of these

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talked about in what you went over in

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school

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uh let’s see so commandment one

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conflict is reality yeah they kind of

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went over

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everything that conflict is unavoidable

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it is just something it’s like thanos it

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is inevitable

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pretty much yeah uh you can’t wish the

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problem away

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yeah you need to have hard work in order

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to get the problem done

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uh learn to deal with the problem not

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the person same thing

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don’t take it personal that whole thing

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uh be respectful

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yeah we learned about that now that one

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i have to

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i want to dwell for a moment on that one

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okay

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and and being respectful you should

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always be respectful obviously yeah

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but in the midst of a conflict it

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becomes difficult especially if your

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emotions

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get raised you know depending on how

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adamant one side or the other is arguing

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their point

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you can get pretty animated you can get

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pretty emotional

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and when that happens you

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that veil of respectability tends to

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to fall at that point and it’s at that

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point

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that people start to take things

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personally yeah so you have to make sure

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that you maintain your respect for the

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other person

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and never let it get to the point where

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it’s insulting or demeaning

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what about assertiveness did you guys

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talk about assertiveness

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i don’t think so no so when they talk

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about assertiveness here

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you’re familiar with the terms passive

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aggressive

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you know if you’re passive then you’re

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you’re basically going to let people

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walk all over you’re not going to say

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your point

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you’re not going to stick up for

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yourself yeah if you’re overly

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aggressive

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that’s the opposite end of the spectrum

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you’re basically bullying your way

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through

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to conflict resolution and that’s going

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to leave

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ill feelings on other people’s part

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when you’re assertive you’re just making

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sure that your point of view is heard

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you know you don’t want people

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in conflicts a lot of times assumptions

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are made so people

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assume they know what you want or they

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know what your problem is

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and sometimes their assumptions are

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incorrect and they’re arguing their

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point of view from an

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incorrect fact at that point so when

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you’re assertive you’re making sure that

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your point of view is very clear

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you’re making sure that your path to

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resolution

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is very clear and that you guys are

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talking about

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exactly what needs to be discussed and

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resolved

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doesn’t mean that you’re pushing your

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point your bullying you’re just making

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sure that people know what your problem

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is

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yep negotiating

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did they teach you negotiating skills i

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mean they taught us about negotiating

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and how negotiating

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um is good to help resolve conflict

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and this is one that i’ve tried to teach

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you

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uh in the past it wasn’t

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traditional conflict resolution when we

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go to

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the comic book shows and the pop culture

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shows that we go to

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there’s vendors there and we always try

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to buy stuff from vendors and we try to

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get the best price

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and the negotiation for that best price

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is a conflict resolution so when you

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negotiate

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you want to buy let’s say a picture

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and they want to charge you f 10 for the

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picture

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that doesn’t mean you have to pay

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dollars for it if they’re willing to go

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negotiate most people at these events

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are so you come back with something

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that’s

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reasonable but not insulting you say all

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right how about

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seven dollars and then they may come

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back and say well nine and you may

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meet somewhere in the middle like eight

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dollars that’s the negotiation and

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that’s the conflict resolution

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now that works the same way in any other

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conflict resolution if somebody

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you know if you’re at home and somebody

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breaks your fence

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and you need to get it fixed that’s a

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conflict

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we need to come to terms okay well you

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pay for

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fifty percent of the repair and i’ll pay

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for fifty percent of the repair

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or whatever it is it’s still a

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negotiation any conflict resolution’s a

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negotiation

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the important thing about that is

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knowing what the value is in what you’re

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negotiating over

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and being willing to take on some of

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that burden yourself to

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compromise um

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so stick to the present do you know what

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they mean by this

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yeah stick to the present meaning

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it means that you shouldn’t like bring

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up a point

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like oh yeah well you did this and now

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you’re doing this

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exactly you know oh well you know last

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week you you

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took my pencil and now this week i took

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yours as payback or something like that

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you want to deal with the problem that

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you have at hand here

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what about the silent treatment well

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they did say that you

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shouldn’t be you shouldn’t ignore the

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problem right

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um and and sulking you know when they

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when they talk about sulking

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it’s a matter of you

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feel you’ve been wronged in some way

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and instead of dealing with it in the

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present

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right now you’re gonna sort of

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[Music]

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play that silent treatment and it’s

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going to build up inside of you

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so by the time you actually decide to

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take action

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for conflict resolution that’s sort of

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eating away you like a cancer at that

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point in time so what was a small

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problem before

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you’ve sat on it and you’ve let that

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wear away at you for a couple of days or

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a couple of weeks

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and now you’re angry about it and now

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it’s a whole different

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elevation of of problem where the

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problem itself hasn’t gotten any bigger

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but because you haven’t dealt with it

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it’s gotten bigger to you

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so you’re more likely to overreact at

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that point in time

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get emotional be disrespectful

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and it sort of breaks down that ability

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to negotiate yeah

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understanding tell us tell us what your

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understanding of understanding is

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understanding basically

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you need to understand the other

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person’s viewpoint as well as your own

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and um like you said before in the first

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example like

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the placement of furniture well for

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the understanding part i would we would

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both want to listen to

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each other’s um ideas

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and understand okay

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well you have that point and i have this

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point because then it’ll be easier to

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compromise or negotiate with it

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absolutely

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that’s a very good way of putting it

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and learning to say you’re sorry now you

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don’t always have to say you’re sorry to

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resolve a conflict

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it’s important to understand that you’re

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not conflict resolution isn’t like

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phoning like a cheap lawn chair every

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time there’s a conflict yeah

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but when you’re wrong you’re wrong admit

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to it

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say you’re sorry and then try to find a

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path to resolution

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sometimes that’s the hardest part for

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people is to admit that they’ve

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done something wrong or said something

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wrong or whatever

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and then owning up to it and i think to

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me

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that’s probably the biggest

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measure of a person’s character is the

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ability to recognize when you’ve done

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something wrong

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correcting that because we all make

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0:32:21.840,0:32:24.640
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0:32:24.640,0:32:27.679
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0:32:26.159,0:32:29.360
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0:32:29.360,0:32:33.200
you’re sorry builds a tremendous amount

0:32:31.840,0:32:35.279
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0:32:35.279,0:32:40.240
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pretty well did you have anything to add

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to the commandments is there anything

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that we didn’t talk about here that you

0:32:46.480,0:32:49.440
wanted to talk about

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not that i know of right now okay well

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we’re going to take a quick break

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we’re going to come back and we’re going

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to talk about the steps

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to conflict resolution we’ve got

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six steps we’re going to talk about here

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and not all of them always apply but

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we’ll talk about all of them

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and make sure everyone understands how

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best to resolve

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conflicts we’ll be right back insights

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welcome back to this week’s edition of

0:34:27.839,0:34:30.720
insights into teens we are talking

0:34:29.760,0:34:33.599
conflict

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resolution and i think it’s time that we

0:34:33.599,0:34:39.119
talk about steps to conflict resolution

0:34:36.879,0:34:42.320
so the first thing is set the stage they

0:34:39.119,0:34:44.399
say agree to try to work together

0:34:42.320,0:34:45.599
to find a font to find a solution

0:34:44.399,0:34:49.119
peacefully

0:34:45.599,0:34:51.599
and establish ground rules for instance

0:34:49.119,0:34:52.960
no name calling no blaming no yelling no

0:34:51.599,0:34:54.879
interrupting

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so that’s the first step we talk about

0:34:54.879,0:34:59.119
here what’s our next step

0:34:56.560,0:35:02.160
the next step is gather perspectives

0:34:59.119,0:35:05.359
each person describes the dis

0:35:02.160,0:35:07.680
dispute dispute dispute from his or her

0:35:05.359,0:35:09.920
perspective without interruption

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listeners pay close attention and then

0:35:09.920,0:35:14.000
ask clarifying questions

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in non-threat in a non-threatening

0:35:14.000,0:35:18.240
manner

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they consider not only what the other uh

0:35:18.240,0:35:22.320
participants say they want but why they

0:35:21.680,0:35:24.400
want it

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for example if someone insists that you

0:35:24.400,0:35:29.040
pace for something

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they believe you broke they might be

0:35:29.040,0:35:33.119
doing it not because they really care

0:35:31.440,0:35:34.960
about the object or the money

0:35:33.119,0:35:37.680
but because they feel you don’t respect

0:35:34.960,0:35:38.880
them addressing the other person’s need

0:35:37.680,0:35:42.079
to feel respected

0:35:38.880,0:35:44.320
may be key to resolving to resolving

0:35:42.079,0:35:46.240
the conflict and again that’s another

0:35:44.320,0:35:48.079
important thing here is it’s not always

0:35:46.240,0:35:50.960
about

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the problem you know let’s go back to

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the

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you broke my fence well okay you broke

0:35:54.800,0:35:58.800
my fence

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i’m not really concerned about the fence

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but i’m kind of upset

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that like okay i got a great example so

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we

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uh have a we had a landscaper that would

0:36:07.280,0:36:09.839
come out and cut the lawn for us in the

0:36:08.800,0:36:12.160
summer

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and we had a pool set up at one point in

0:36:12.160,0:36:15.359
time and he came through

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and he wound up hitting the pool and

0:36:15.359,0:36:20.720
damaging the pool

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and you know we had a difficult time

0:36:20.720,0:36:25.520
finding this particular kind of pool

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and he was like well i’ll just pay for

0:36:25.520,0:36:30.000
it and it wasn’t about the cost of the

0:36:27.920,0:36:32.320
pool it was about the recklessness of

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how he went about doing his job

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and the fact that he he he didn’t have

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respect for our property at that point

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in time it was just

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you know he came through i think he hit

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it with a weed whacker or something like

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that

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and tore a gash in it

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and it was more the principle of

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you’re being paid to do a job and you’re

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being paid to do it right yet you didn’t

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do it

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and you think you know just giving me 20

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bucks is going to solve the problem

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so that kind of left a bitter taste in

0:37:03.040,0:37:06.720
my mouth at that point in time

0:37:04.560,0:37:07.839
he’s not our landscaper anymore because

0:37:06.720,0:37:10.560
there were other similar

0:37:07.839,0:37:12.720
incidents that it became a pattern at

0:37:10.560,0:37:15.200
that point in time that he was not doing

0:37:12.720,0:37:17.280
his job correctly

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so sometimes it’s more than more about

0:37:17.280,0:37:20.960
just the

0:37:18.800,0:37:23.599
problem itself the conflict itself it is

0:37:20.960,0:37:25.119
about respect

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the third thing that they talk about

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here is find common interests

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establish which facts and issues all

0:37:30.160,0:37:34.079
participants agree on

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and determine why different issues are

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important to each person

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identify common interests which can be

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as simple as a mutual desire to resolve

0:37:41.119,0:37:44.960
the problem

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without resorting to violence or a

0:37:44.960,0:37:49.040
shared

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need to save face and this is another

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one where

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a lot of times especially in teens it’s

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a matter of pride

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well you called me a name or you called

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my mama name

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and i can’t let you get away with it and

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a lot of times as a kid for me at least

0:38:03.119,0:38:10.160
you know i got in a lot of fights

0:38:06.240,0:38:11.680
over pride and ultimately in hindsight

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it’s a matter of well

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they’re words words don’t matter to me

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at this point in time but they did

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then because i was a teenager so

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sometimes that’s what it comes down to

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as well

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but you have to make sure they

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understand why you’re offended by it

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you can’t just be offended by something

0:38:28.960,0:38:32.720
someone says and then not

0:38:30.320,0:38:35.440
reveal that to them because they may

0:38:32.720,0:38:37.920
have a completely different opinion

0:38:35.440,0:38:39.680
another great example you know when my

0:38:37.920,0:38:43.599
mom was still alive

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she was very big on birthdays and to me

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birthdays aren’t that significant you

0:38:45.680,0:38:49.760
know it’s just i

0:38:46.720,0:38:52.560
survived another year that’s great well

0:38:49.760,0:38:53.920
when you’re 30 some years old they’re

0:38:52.560,0:38:56.720
not important

0:38:53.920,0:38:57.280
but when you’re 60 some years old and

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there’s

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you know you come to the reality that

0:38:59.760,0:39:02.720
there’s only so many birthdays that you

0:39:01.520,0:39:04.640
get

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and you start to appreciate that later

0:39:04.640,0:39:07.280
in life when there’s a few of them that

0:39:06.320,0:39:11.040
you’re going to be getting

0:39:07.280,0:39:12.640
it’s more important and

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i didn’t go to see her writing her

0:39:12.640,0:39:15.599
present or anything like that and i

0:39:13.839,0:39:17.839
forgot about it

0:39:15.599,0:39:19.040
and when she brought it to my attention

0:39:17.839,0:39:22.000
she was genuinely

0:39:19.040,0:39:24.720
hurt and i didn’t understand why because

0:39:22.000,0:39:27.280
to me birthdays weren’t significant

0:39:24.720,0:39:29.280
so i i don’t i kind of made light of it

0:39:27.280,0:39:30.560
i didn’t i didn’t give it the same level

0:39:29.280,0:39:33.040
of attention that she

0:39:30.560,0:39:34.800
thought i should have and i made the

0:39:33.040,0:39:36.640
situation worse

0:39:34.800,0:39:38.880
and in hindsight i realized that even

0:39:36.640,0:39:42.000
though it wasn’t important to me

0:39:38.880,0:39:44.079
it was important to her so i made sure

0:39:42.000,0:39:45.599
that i went to see her every birthday at

0:39:44.079,0:39:47.599
that point in time and i always made a

0:39:45.599,0:39:49.200
big deal about it after that

0:39:47.599,0:39:51.680
even to this day i still go to the

0:39:49.200,0:39:54.960
cemetery and visit her on her birthday

0:39:51.680,0:39:56.960
because it was important to her

0:39:54.960,0:39:58.160
so that’s another thing is understanding

0:39:56.960,0:40:00.000
the value

0:39:58.160,0:40:03.280
that people place on things and

0:40:00.000,0:40:05.280
situations and words and insults

0:40:03.280,0:40:06.880
when you do that then you can understand

0:40:05.280,0:40:09.680
why they react the way they do

0:40:06.880,0:40:10.880
don’t just assume they feel the same way

0:40:09.680,0:40:12.800
about something that you do

0:40:10.880,0:40:15.440
it’s important to communicate and find

0:40:12.800,0:40:18.880
out what their beliefs are

0:40:15.440,0:40:21.440
what’s number four number four is

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create options take the time for each

0:40:21.440,0:40:24.240
teen to brainstorm about possible

0:40:23.280,0:40:27.040
solutions

0:40:24.240,0:40:29.040
to the problem come up with a list of

0:40:27.040,0:40:30.880
options without immediately judging them

0:40:29.040,0:40:32.480
or feeling committed to them

0:40:30.880,0:40:33.920
try to think of solutions where both

0:40:32.480,0:40:37.280
people gain something

0:40:33.920,0:40:40.160
think when when too often we assume

0:40:37.280,0:40:41.839
that one person is to win the other

0:40:40.160,0:40:44.319
person has to lose

0:40:41.839,0:40:45.280
in reality it is often possible to think

0:40:44.319,0:40:47.040
creatively

0:40:45.280,0:40:48.400
and come up with a solution that both

0:40:47.040,0:40:50.319
people feel good about

0:40:48.400,0:40:52.800
where both walk away feeling that their

0:40:50.319,0:40:54.240
needs have been met this is why i don’t

0:40:52.800,0:40:55.520
like math

0:40:54.240,0:40:58.319
and i’ve mentioned this to you in the

0:40:55.520,0:40:59.040
past i don’t like math because there’s

0:40:58.319,0:41:01.599
one answer

0:40:59.040,0:41:02.480
to all math problems that’s the correct

0:41:01.599,0:41:04.240
answer

0:41:02.480,0:41:05.520
and i’m the type of person in my

0:41:04.240,0:41:08.640
experience

0:41:05.520,0:41:10.800
i like to find options and alternatives

0:41:08.640,0:41:12.640
and and i do this at work all the time

0:41:10.800,0:41:13.520
we’re presented with problems or we’re

0:41:12.640,0:41:17.119
presented with

0:41:13.520,0:41:19.920
challenges and it’s up to us to

0:41:17.119,0:41:22.720
find the best option so sometimes my

0:41:19.920,0:41:25.440
boss will go out and make a decision

0:41:22.720,0:41:28.240
and it’s not the best decision but it’s

0:41:25.440,0:41:31.200
one that will solve the problem

0:41:28.240,0:41:32.880
when he comes to me i can go through i

0:41:31.200,0:41:35.040
can look at what the needs are what the

0:41:32.880,0:41:38.000
requirements are

0:41:35.040,0:41:39.680
then i can present options you know you

0:41:38.000,0:41:42.079
have option a b and c

0:41:39.680,0:41:44.160
here’s the pros and cons of each here’s

0:41:42.079,0:41:46.640
the cost of each

0:41:44.160,0:41:49.119
this is where we are then with those

0:41:46.640,0:41:52.160
options in hand and that information

0:41:49.119,0:41:54.800
we can as a team figure out what the

0:41:52.160,0:41:56.560
best option is for that solution

0:41:54.800,0:41:58.560
so having those options is very

0:41:56.560,0:41:59.680
important and and providing those

0:41:58.560,0:42:03.359
options to people

0:41:59.680,0:42:05.520
is important now the next step after you

0:42:03.359,0:42:06.960
create the options is to evaluate those

0:42:05.520,0:42:09.839
options

0:42:06.960,0:42:12.319
after a number of options are suggested

0:42:09.839,0:42:15.359
each team discusses his or her feelings

0:42:12.319,0:42:18.240
about each of the proposed solutions

0:42:15.359,0:42:20.240
participants will negotiate and often

0:42:18.240,0:42:21.760
will need to compromise in order to

0:42:20.240,0:42:24.960
reach a conclusion

0:42:21.760,0:42:25.680
that is acceptable to both they may need

0:42:24.960,0:42:28.319
to agree

0:42:25.680,0:42:30.000
to disagree about some issues to reach

0:42:28.319,0:42:31.839
an understanding

0:42:30.000,0:42:33.599
and that concept right there is also

0:42:31.839,0:42:35.520
very important

0:42:33.599,0:42:38.160
we don’t all agree on everything and

0:42:35.520,0:42:40.800
we’re not going to

0:42:38.160,0:42:42.319
this latest election is probably a prime

0:42:40.800,0:42:44.319
example of that

0:42:42.319,0:42:46.160
there are some things that one side will

0:42:44.319,0:42:48.960
feel that the other side will never

0:42:46.160,0:42:50.079
feel and you can argue until you’re blue

0:42:48.960,0:42:52.720
in the face

0:42:50.079,0:42:54.880
and you argue to a level of frustration

0:42:52.720,0:42:58.079
and then you get emotional

0:42:54.880,0:43:01.119
you get disrespectful and it

0:42:58.079,0:43:02.880
boils into a bigger conflict

0:43:01.119,0:43:04.400
there are times where you have to just

0:43:02.880,0:43:05.760
come to the reality that you and i

0:43:04.400,0:43:08.319
aren’t going to agree

0:43:05.760,0:43:10.720
so we have to agree to disagree and

0:43:08.319,0:43:14.160
that’s the common ground that we find

0:43:10.720,0:43:16.240
and then let’s move on right

0:43:14.160,0:43:17.920
what’s number six the last in our list

0:43:16.240,0:43:20.800
here number six is

0:43:17.920,0:43:22.800
create an agreement the teens involved

0:43:20.800,0:43:25.119
explicitly state their

0:43:22.800,0:43:27.920
agreement and may even want to write it

0:43:25.119,0:43:30.160
down if necessary they set up a time to

0:43:27.920,0:43:31.280
check back to see how the agreement is

0:43:30.160,0:43:33.440
working

0:43:31.280,0:43:34.880
now that’s kind of formal the way they

0:43:33.440,0:43:37.040
state it there but i think

0:43:34.880,0:43:40.000
ultimately every conflict resolution

0:43:37.040,0:43:41.359
comes down to some kind of agreement and

0:43:40.000,0:43:43.520
those agreements

0:43:41.359,0:43:45.040
invariably always have different terms

0:43:43.520,0:43:47.839
attached to them

0:43:45.040,0:43:49.440
sometimes it’s you know i’ll borrow this

0:43:47.839,0:43:51.119
for this week and you get it for next

0:43:49.440,0:43:52.960
week sometimes it’s

0:43:51.119,0:43:54.400
there’s a cost and you pay this amount

0:43:52.960,0:43:56.079
and i’ll pay a different amount or

0:43:54.400,0:43:58.560
whatever it is

0:43:56.079,0:44:00.960
so there’s always some type of agreement

0:43:58.560,0:44:03.599
that is reached here and it’s important

0:44:00.960,0:44:05.599
that you honor that agreement and and

0:44:03.599,0:44:07.599
part of that reason

0:44:05.599,0:44:08.640
is that if you have a conflict with

0:44:07.599,0:44:11.839
someone

0:44:08.640,0:44:13.760
and you come to an agreement and you

0:44:11.839,0:44:14.250
fail to fulfill your part of that

0:44:13.760,0:44:15.359
bargain

0:44:14.250,0:44:17.200
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0:44:15.359,0:44:18.880
then your trust level drops off

0:44:17.200,0:44:20.400
significantly

0:44:18.880,0:44:22.160
and the next time you have a conflict

0:44:20.400,0:44:23.920
with that person or someone else you now

0:44:22.160,0:44:26.160
have a reputation

0:44:23.920,0:44:27.359
for not abiding by the terms of your

0:44:26.160,0:44:30.319
agreements

0:44:27.359,0:44:32.800
and it makes it much more difficult to

0:44:30.319,0:44:35.839
resolve conflicts with others

0:44:32.800,0:44:37.839
it makes you look bad in their eyes in

0:44:35.839,0:44:40.240
the eyes of your peers

0:44:37.839,0:44:41.440
and it leads to more conflicts down the

0:44:40.240,0:44:43.119
line

0:44:41.440,0:44:46.720
so it’s very important to have that

0:44:43.119,0:44:50.960
agreement and formalize it in some way

0:44:46.720,0:44:53.119
you know if you agree to

0:44:50.960,0:44:54.319
pay for the fence because you broke the

0:44:53.119,0:44:56.640
fence

0:44:54.319,0:44:59.200
shake hands and sort of seal the deal

0:44:56.640,0:45:00.640
there even if it’s just symbolically

0:44:59.200,0:45:03.119
so that you know that there is an

0:45:00.640,0:45:05.599
agreement that the conflict has come

0:45:03.119,0:45:07.119
to an end and the last thing that i

0:45:05.599,0:45:08.319
wanted to talk about here and it’s not

0:45:07.119,0:45:10.079
in our notes

0:45:08.319,0:45:11.760
but i think it’s important to understand

0:45:10.079,0:45:15.599
that not all

0:45:11.760,0:45:17.599
conflicts can or will be resolved

0:45:15.599,0:45:19.359
um and nor will they be resolved to your

0:45:17.599,0:45:21.599
satisfaction

0:45:19.359,0:45:24.079
so you have to be prepared to accept

0:45:21.599,0:45:27.040
that as an ultimate outcome

0:45:24.079,0:45:27.520
sometimes people just don’t agree i’ve

0:45:27.040,0:45:29.839
been

0:45:27.520,0:45:32.000
feuding with my brothers for various

0:45:29.839,0:45:36.000
things for

0:45:32.000,0:45:38.079
20 years now and i tried numerous times

0:45:36.000,0:45:39.200
to reach out to them to try to resolve

0:45:38.079,0:45:41.920
things to try

0:45:39.200,0:45:44.240
to patch things up and they just were

0:45:41.920,0:45:46.560
not interested in doing so

0:45:44.240,0:45:47.920
so there came a point that i had to

0:45:46.560,0:45:49.599
accept the fact that

0:45:47.920,0:45:50.960
i’m just not going to be able to resolve

0:45:49.599,0:45:52.880
this conflict

0:45:50.960,0:45:54.319
i had to accept that and i had to move

0:45:52.880,0:45:58.640
on

0:45:54.319,0:46:00.560
there are times that the resolution

0:45:58.640,0:46:03.359
there is a resolution but it’s not one

0:46:00.560,0:46:05.200
that’s ideal for you

0:46:03.359,0:46:06.720
and it’s one that you may have to live

0:46:05.200,0:46:10.319
with

0:46:06.720,0:46:12.319
you know i’m divorced from my first wife

0:46:10.319,0:46:14.400
and when that divorce occurred there was

0:46:12.319,0:46:19.359
a custody agreement

0:46:14.400,0:46:23.040
between myself and her regarding our son

0:46:19.359,0:46:26.319
and i didn’t like it i didn’t get to see

0:46:23.040,0:46:30.000
him as often as i wanted to see him

0:46:26.319,0:46:32.160
it ultimately you know

0:46:30.000,0:46:34.000
it went on for years and we made the

0:46:32.160,0:46:35.520
most of it that we could at the time but

0:46:34.000,0:46:37.040
ultimately it

0:46:35.520,0:46:39.599
it didn’t end as well as i would have

0:46:37.040,0:46:42.160
liked it to

0:46:39.599,0:46:43.839
but it was one of those things where

0:46:42.160,0:46:46.000
that was the best solution that

0:46:43.839,0:46:48.720
presented itself at the time even though

0:46:46.000,0:46:51.440
it wasn’t an ideal solution

0:46:48.720,0:46:52.960
so it’s important to know that not

0:46:51.440,0:46:53.760
everyone there’s not always a winner and

0:46:52.960,0:46:56.319
a loser

0:46:53.760,0:46:58.400
in a conflict resolution that’s you know

0:46:56.319,0:47:01.040
we’ve mentioned that

0:46:58.400,0:47:02.640
but there’s not always a resolution

0:47:01.040,0:47:05.839
either

0:47:02.640,0:47:07.520
so you have to understand and analyze

0:47:05.839,0:47:09.520
what the outcome of that will be and

0:47:07.520,0:47:11.200
prepare for that too

0:47:09.520,0:47:13.839
don’t always expect the resolution to

0:47:11.200,0:47:13.839
come out of it

0:47:14.000,0:47:18.560
did you have anything else to add um

0:47:19.760,0:47:23.760
i was just thinking maybe we could talk

0:47:21.520,0:47:26.000
a bit more about mediators

0:47:23.760,0:47:27.920
okay tell us tell you know let’s let’s

0:47:26.000,0:47:28.800
let’s bring up the idea of mediation

0:47:27.920,0:47:32.559
because i didn’t

0:47:28.800,0:47:33.200
really cover it here yeah so mediation

0:47:32.559,0:47:36.480
is

0:47:33.200,0:47:39.920
something you use if both people

0:47:36.480,0:47:43.200
are very stan are stood

0:47:39.920,0:47:45.040
on there are standing on their

0:47:43.200,0:47:48.160
on their ideas of what’s right and

0:47:45.040,0:47:51.200
what’s wrong and don’t seem to agree

0:47:48.160,0:47:54.640
they get they then get an outside force

0:47:51.200,0:47:55.440
considered a mediator and basically the

0:47:54.640,0:47:58.240
mediator

0:47:55.440,0:47:59.280
is supposed to hear both sides and

0:47:58.240,0:48:01.200
hopefully get

0:47:59.280,0:48:02.319
both of them to come up with either a

0:48:01.200,0:48:05.599
win-win solution

0:48:02.319,0:48:06.720
or a compromise right so your mediator

0:48:05.599,0:48:08.800
would be impartial

0:48:06.720,0:48:10.400
they wouldn’t take a side here they

0:48:08.800,0:48:12.240
would listen to the arguments from both

0:48:10.400,0:48:14.319
sides kind of like a judge

0:48:12.240,0:48:16.400
they would listen to the ideas from both

0:48:14.319,0:48:18.880
sides and then

0:48:16.400,0:48:20.800
help to propose some of the solutions

0:48:18.880,0:48:22.960
that are available

0:48:20.800,0:48:24.160
the mediator usually doesn’t pass

0:48:22.960,0:48:25.920
judgment

0:48:24.160,0:48:27.280
they’re there to basically affect

0:48:25.920,0:48:29.440
communication

0:48:27.280,0:48:31.040
and to try to get you to cooperate to

0:48:29.440,0:48:33.200
the point to get to

0:48:31.040,0:48:35.280
a conflict resolution yeah and it’s

0:48:33.200,0:48:37.839
important to note that your mediator

0:48:35.280,0:48:40.400
can’t really just be anyone it needs to

0:48:37.839,0:48:43.119
be someone who has good communication

0:48:40.400,0:48:43.680
skills and has good problem solving

0:48:43.119,0:48:45.760
skills

0:48:43.680,0:48:47.200
because if you get someone who’s not

0:48:45.760,0:48:48.079
good with that they might just make the

0:48:47.200,0:48:50.240
conflict even

0:48:48.079,0:48:52.079
worse right and you definitely want to

0:48:50.240,0:48:55.440
make sure you don’t get someone who’s

0:48:52.079,0:48:56.880
partial to one side or the other

0:48:55.440,0:48:59.040
like you don’t want someone’s best

0:48:56.880,0:49:01.599
friend to be the mediator you want an

0:48:59.040,0:49:03.839
independent third party to do the

0:49:01.599,0:49:08.000
mediation for you to ensure that

0:49:03.839,0:49:11.280
both sides are represented equally

0:49:08.000,0:49:11.280
okay that works

0:49:11.359,0:49:14.319
take a quick break we’ll come back and

0:49:12.800,0:49:15.440
we’ll get your closing remarks and

0:49:14.319,0:49:16.380
shoutouts

0:49:15.440,0:49:21.440
ready

0:49:16.380,0:49:24.240
[Music]

0:49:21.440,0:49:26.160
go for your closing remarks okay so for

0:49:24.240,0:49:27.520
everyone out there regardless of your

0:49:26.160,0:49:29.280
age

0:49:27.520,0:49:30.559
like we’ve said multiple times before

0:49:29.280,0:49:33.760
conflict

0:49:30.559,0:49:34.960
is inevitable it is something that will

0:49:33.760,0:49:37.839
never go away

0:49:34.960,0:49:38.800
and will always be there and it’s

0:49:37.839,0:49:41.200
important to

0:49:38.800,0:49:42.000
try and resolve the conflict as much as

0:49:41.200,0:49:44.319
you can

0:49:42.000,0:49:46.079
and important to note that it’s not

0:49:44.319,0:49:48.160
always going to go your way and it’s not

0:49:46.079,0:49:51.280
always going to be able to get resolved

0:49:48.160,0:49:53.599
so it’s important to understand and

0:49:51.280,0:49:54.480
learn how to resolve conflict and know

0:49:53.599,0:49:56.960
that

0:49:54.480,0:49:59.280
it’s not always going to happen and not

0:49:56.960,0:50:02.400
everything’s gonna go in your favor

0:49:59.280,0:50:04.400
okay very well said thank you before we

0:50:02.400,0:50:05.839
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