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carefrontation (plural carefrontations)
- Confrontation done in a caring or loving manner.
- 1999, Sandra A. Crowe, Since strangling isn't an option:
- If she wants attention, ignore her. If she is trying to get you angry, laugh. As with the first approach, this is most effective in low-stakes situations, and it won't go very far toward building a lasting friendship. Practice carefrontation.
- 2007, Jill Neimark, Stephen Post, Ph.D., Why Good Things Happen to Good People:
- "Carefrontation first creates resonance with the person you're confronting. I use gentle statements.
- 2008, Maryln Appelbaum, How to handle the hard-to-handle student, K-5:
- In a “carefrontation,” there is still a lack of agreement about a situation; however, the skills that are used to resolve the situation are caring skills.