Schoolyard fights used to be viewed as an inevitable part of growing up, especially for boys. But escalating violence in schools—including many incidents involving weapons—has 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. 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 her deep and sympathetic understanding of young people and her experience with issues of conflict in school settings. The "Deal With It Series" helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and aims to promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities. Steven Murray is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator and a graduate of Sheridan College's prestigious Interpretive Illustration program. His unique blend of humour and art has been consistently on display in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post and The Toronto Star.
Childrens-Books, Growing-Up-Facts-of-Life, Difficult-Discussions, Violence,