Positive problem solving is an essential factor to building resilience in young children. Critical thinking, self-control, planning, persistence, and logical reasoning skills help kids solve problems and make appropriate decisions.
Grown-ups can help little ones build these skills during everyday moments.
Share this short video with caregivers. You might host a discussion or workshop around the four strategies highlighted in the video.
- Connect – create an environment in which children feel safe to try
- Identify – help kids express the problem in their own words
- Think – encourage kids to consider many different solutions
- Try – cheer kids on and let them know that sometimes we have to try, and try again