TDA 2.7 Maintain and Support Relationships With Children and Young People
3.4 I help to support children and young people to develop their teamwork, agreements and the way they interact with others by encouraging the group I am assisting to work together at certain times as required. Allowing time for them to be able to give input with their own ideas and questions whilst at the same time respecting and listening to others and giving them an equal opportunity to give input with their own views and ideas. Ultimately, and with encouragement where it is required, they will come together in a mutual or majority group agreement, which each child will have had some input into. I would do this by nurturing the children's ability to take turns at speaking and valuing others speaking time. 3.5 I encourage children and young people to try and deal with issues and conflict themselves, by mentoring them so that they know right from wrong and are therefore able to make the correct choices. If a situation arises where children disagree then I try to allow them time to discuss their opinions and come to a mutual agreement that is suitable and appropriate to both sides. Making sure that the children have the opportunity to express their emotions using a calm and measured approach. Allowing the children to discuss various ways that they could solve their problem or issue and finding a resolution using the best way forward to do this. One way of getting this message across to children could be by reading a story book that involves a conflict between people but is ultimately resolved with a positive outcome.
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