kelso's choice

Kelso’s Choice Approach

Kelso’s Choice is a conflict management skills program for elementary school children up to about ten years old. It can increase confidence, reduce tattling and most importantly reduce bullying. Kelso the frog is the central focus and the Kelso’s Choice Wheel with 9 problem-solving solutions is one of the main learning tools. When confronting a “small” problem, students are encouraged to try two choices from “Kelso’s Wheel.” If the “ small” problem persists, they are told that adult intervention is warranted.

9 Problem-Solving Solutions:

  • Go to another game
  • Talk it out
  • Share and take turns
  • Ignore it
  • Wait and cool off
  • Make a deal
  • Apologize
  • Tell them to stop
  • Walk away