An interview with Laura Chasin, the founder of the Public Conversations Project, about her work facilitating a dialogue between leaders of the pro-life and pro-choice movements in Boston after the abortion clinic shootings in 1994. [Read more…]
An interview with researcher and the director of the More Fun with Sisters and Brothers program, Laurie Kramer. Laurie explained that siblings don’t only feel rivalry and competition, they also have times of fun and connection. She suggested that parents attempts at conflict resolution often result in separating the kids. Rather than minimizing conflict which will be ubiquitous, Dr. Kramer argues that parents should find ways to increase the amount of time spent in having fun together. It is the ration of fun to conflict that matters most. Her program teaches siblings core skills of taking each other’s perspective, managing their own strong emotions and not assuming the worst about the other’s intention. She teaches kids to Stop-Think and Talk as a way to get out of conflict. She also teaches sibs ways to engage in play with each other that is fun.