NESS Friendship Skills

It’s important to know what to do when you have a conflict at school. Whether you are teen, tween, or younger there are things that you can do to settle a problem. At NESS, from K-12, these are the general steps that students and parents can take if they have a problem at school.

Discipline vs Punishment (Barbara Coloroso, YouTube)

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Aam niin! You are a good person.

At NESS, we expect all students to abide by the philosophy that we are all good people. But what does this mean in real life? Some examples to show this are:

  • Saying hello or smiling when you first encounter someone.
  • Being helpful by opening a door, picking up something that has been dropped, taking care of other people’s belongings, taking care of your own belongings.
  • Using your WITS in moments of conflict (Walk away; Ignore; Talk it out; Seek help)
  • Remembering that rude, loud or mean actions often reflect that a person is struggling inside. Take the time to be patient and help the person work it out by using your own WITS.