Fighting: Deal with It Without Coming to Blows
Written by Elaine Slavens. Illustrated by Steven Murray.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2010 (first published in 2004).
|Do you settle disagreements with your fists? Do you have trouble
walking away when someone tries to pick a fight with you? Do you know what to
do when you see a fight in progress?
Schoolyard fights used to be viewed as an inevitable part of growing up, especially for boys. But escalating violence in schoolsincluding many incidents involving weaponshas made conflict resolution among young people a serious issue across the country.
All people experience feelings of anger and hostility, but as we mature we learn how to control these feelings and find positive outlets for them. Fighting was written for students when they need to understand and manage aggression their own or someone else's in order to avoid getting into physical fights.
Author Elaine Slavens is the former Consultant of Guidance and Social/Personal Skills for the Toronto District School Board and was previously Conflict Resolution Advisor for the Toronto Board of Education. This book reflects a deep and sympathetic understanding of young people and her experience with issues of conflict in school settings.
Attractively illustrated, this book is intended for ages 10+.
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