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3.5. Describe how to deal with disagreements between:
⍕the practitioner and children and young people
⍕the practitioner and other adults.
Disagreements happen. Conflicts can have adverse effects on us all. As individual, whether at home, work or social setting us all have different opinions, values and concerns. Some conflicts are minor and others can become major. Usually conflicts are not resolved until we deal with them. One of the people involved in the conflict must decide to overcome the emotions and get down to the root of the problem. This is to say take a lead and try to manage the situation instead of letting the situation manage the people. Leaders must learn how to cope with conflict to be healthier, happier and more effective in groups. The important thing is when disagreements build, conflict occurs. Managing conflict require skilful techniques. These techniques are also helpful when dealing with disagreements, the start of conflicts. Conflict occurs in every group. Issues affecting one member usually have an impact on other members as well. An effective group, whether social, vocational or personal is one that is not afraid to take risks. Taking risk will come when the group understands that all conflicts will be resolved in a timely and effective manner. The quicker it’s resolved the better. This will allow members to be more satisfied, productive and that they feel they can communicate without reserve Situations require you to keep calm. Do not raise your voice or be to animated in your actions. Try to use your negotiation skills to calm the situation and stay rational at all times. Resolve through negotiation or discussion. Do not be drawn into having a disagreement with a child. Do not discuss anything with them until you have both had time out

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