Both children and adults often struggle with problem-solving in social situations. This can result in misunderstandings or conflicts. Many of these issues stem from misinterpreting or not understanding another person’s intentions or motivations for doing/saying something, or acting a certain way.
Children face a variety of problems in their daily lives, ranging from academic difficulties to problems with peers. However, many children lack the skills necessary for problem-solving. As a result, these children may fall behind in school or struggle to maintain friendships.
Some children, who lack problem-solving skills, can react quickly without recognizing their choices. For example, a child may hit a peer who gets in his way because she's not sure what else to do or a child may leave the classroom without permission because he's not sure how to respond to teasing or a social situation which he is finding stressful.
Problem-solving is a skill which can be developed through targeted practice. Check out our resources in the link below! These provide children/teenagers with the opportunity to develop these skills and apply them to their own lives.