Anyway, with our darling dada T away this week my Mama came over to visit us & saw a little of the afore mentioned strife so she told them the Gandi quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"
She did quite a good job describing what that meant (in a way they might be able to understand) & she spoke of The Peacemaker. That we want to *BE* Peacemakers. That we can strive for that & if there is a disagreement or someone does something to you that you don't like then instead of retaliating you can actively decide that "It stops with me".
I loved that. It's so simple & really powerful.
While we have still had a few incidents since I've actually noticed that when I've reiterated that line with something like "It stops with you, Hug" it really has made a difference & diffused the situation. Thanks Grandma!
p.s There are lots of wonderful Peace things at Montessori Services. I want some of the Global Peace Flags!
How do you deal with conflict in the home &/or classroom?