Conflict Resolution Smarts

How to Communicate, Negotiate, Compromise, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Conflict—nobody likes it. And from the hallways of your school to the family dinner table, conflict can be hard to avoid. But conflict doesn’t have to be all bad. If you handle a conflict well, you might even come up with a “win-win” solution, and everyone will walk away happy. Conflict management involves understanding the roots of conflict, opening the lines of communication, and coming up with a solution that everyone can live with.

This book explores conflict from all angles. You’ll discover
• how the little seed of a misunderstanding can turn into a great big conflict.
• conflict resolution strategies, including compromise, negotiation, mediation, and collaboration.
• how to be a good communicator, and a great listener, to resolve conflicts—at school, at home, and even online.
• basic conflict outcomes, including the magical “win-win.”

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, Conflict Resolution Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens managing many of the same conflicts you are. Ready to wise up to conflict management? Read on!

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN024000, YAN051100, YAN024050
Dewey 303.6'9
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 940
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View available downloads →



“This accessible, interactive title in the USA Today Teen Wise Guides series will draw readers with its close look at conflicts. An excellent choice for group discussion, this will also appeal to individual readers, who will recognize themselves, whether they are bully, victim, or bystander, in the contemporary scenarios at the dinner table, at school, at work, and online.” —Booklist