ABSTRACT
Acquisition of certain skills and competencies can play important roles in
enhancing acceptable behaviour disposition of individuals within any given family or society. The aim of such skills is to examine how harmony and concord can reign supreme in the social relations among family members. In considering family literacy for sustainable national development, this paper examines the role of the literate family in the management of conflicts in the adolescent. Some adolescent developmental tasks espoused by the society and how the literate home environment promotes or discourages such tasks are discussed. The possible causes and sources of conflicts during adolescence presented. Finally the paper suggests some counselling measures that literate parents could adopt to promote healthy adolescent conflict management.