Parents and teachers both agree on the importance of teaching children problem solving skills.Follow these
Step 1: Don’t Be a Helicopter Parent – Give your kid some space to make mistakes. They will want to solve problems on their own if they are given the chance.
Step 2: Be Imaginative at Play Time – From building doll houses and Legos to pillow forts and sandcastles, allowing children to express themselves through hands-on play time is a great way to learn problem solving skills.
Step 3: Offer Different Solutions – Present decision making as a new normal.Making these decisions a part of a reward system will let your child feel they have more control of their life as well as make some of the more difficult chores easier.
Step 4: Building Together – Doing a few DIY (do-it-yourself) projects with your child is a great way to build problem solving skills.
Step 6: Allow Your Kids to Fail – It’s okay if they do not succeed right away or the first time.
Step 7: Ask Your Kids for Help – When you ask your kids for help you are telling them two things. One, that you value their opinion and respect their ability to problem solve. The second lesson you teach them is that everyone needs help sometimes and it is okay to ask for it.