This video of a 6 year old girl is going viral for good reasons. After witnessing an argument over a shoe rack between her divorced parents this mini-mediator sat her mother down for a talk:
"Are you ready to be his friend? ...
Just try your best. ...
I just want everything to be settled, nothing else.
I just want everything to be as good as possible, nothing else."
As adults, it's our responsibility to model peaceful conflict resolution for our children, and when we fail they notice. Show your children that even when you disagree you can treat your co-parent with respect and dignity.
We all want a more peaceful world and are quick to be frustrated by wasteful posturing amongst our politicians, but global change begins in the smallest moments in our own homes.