Positive Problem Solving

We can help children learn to solve problems – a key part of resilience!

Critical thinking, self-control, planning, persistence, and reasoning skills help children solve problems and make good decisions. Grown-ups can help little ones build these skills during everyday moments, and it’s important to first help children feel safe to try, try, and try again! 

Watch this short video to learn these simple strategies for building these skills: 

  • Connect – create an environment in which children feel safe to try 
  • Identify – help kids express problems in their own words 
  • Think – encourage kids to consider different solutions 
  • Try – cheer kids on and let them know that sometimes we have to keep trying! 

After watching, take a look at Teaching Belly Breathing and Elmo’s School Friends to help put these strategies into practice.