A JohnBoy Production
You and your spouse and two sons, eleven year old Eddie and fourteen year old Teddy, are on a weekend vacation to a nearby major city to take in the sights and to attend a large car show. All is going well until you all settle in for your first night at the hotel. The family decides to watch a movie and relax. The movie selection on the TV is very limited and no one wants to see anything that is offered.
Teddy has thought to bring his lap top and a VGA cable and so, using the hotel's free wi-fi service, Teddy brings up Netflix. You and your spouse and Teddy all quickly agree on a movie but Eddie gets moody and says he doesn't want to see it. You all select several more movies but Eddie refuses all of them. Eddie starts getting very bratty over the situation and tries to take Teddy's lap top saying he wants to find a movie. Teddy does not like for his brother to bother his equipment but your spouse, in an effort to calm Eddie down, makes Teddy let Eddie use the lap top. Eddie finds a few movies he wants to see but the rest of the family does not like them and Eddie has accessed a site of questionable legality to find the movies.
Teddy snatches his lap top back and says that majority rules and he also doesn't want his computer used to access the questionable movie site. An all out verbal argument between Eddie and Teddy ensues and you are certain there is about to be World War 3 in your hotel room. The boys are escalating quickly and your spouse is siding with Eddie in an effort to try to defuse the situation but this is only making Teddy more angry.
How do you address this conflict?