Good literature can be a source for examples of problem-solving approaches that expose students to confident and effective conflict resolution strategies. By analyzing literary figures and their problem-solving approaches in a reflective manner, teachers encourage students to apply such techniques in their own complex circumstances. Regarding literature, Stephens (1989, p. 585-586) queried, "Shouldn't the books children read today reinforce the traits they are developing which will help them cope with their adult problems and become healthy, successful adults?"
Mohr, K. A. (1993). Metamessages and Problem-Solving Perspectives in Children's Literature. Reading Horizons, 33 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol33/iss4/5