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Dealing with Disagreement


Sometimes, friends disagree. They might argue argue JOSE LUIS PELAEZ INC/GETTY IMAGES to disagree in an angry way (verb) My brother and I argued over who got the toy. . Here are some steps to fix the problem.

1. Take a deep breath.

Arguing makes things worse. Take a moment to relax. Think before you speak.

2. Explain how you feel.

Tell your friend what he or she did to make you angry or sad. Share your feelings.

3. Work together.

Think about how to fix the problem. Share ideas. Listen to your friend’s ideas.

4. Ask for help.

If the problem is too big, ask an adult for help.