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97: Ways to Cultivate Flexibility in Kids: Problem Solving Skills

When kids are shielded from every difficulty or even failure, they miss out on opportunities to learn and grow. Today’s episode, we will focus on problem solving skills which is the first in our three-part series on cultivating flexibility in kids.

Parents are often inclined to be overprotective of their kids but what most of them don’t know is that shielding their kids away from potential risks and challenges may leave a negative impact on their kids’ problem solving skills.

Facing and overcoming challenges helps them develop problem-solving skills, resilience, and the ability to adapt to different situations.

Importance of problem solving skills.

It’s good to cultivate your kid’s problem solving skills even at such an early age because these skills are going to be beneficial even when they’re older. Problem solving skills will let them thrive because they’ll be able to manage no matter what comes at them.

Problem-solving skills enable these kids to think critically, explore more perspectives, and find solutions. These skills also foster independence and self-reliance which are crucial for their personal and future professional growth.

Many kids nowadays are so dysregulated but if we help them improve their problem solving skills, they’ll be more resilient. When they’re well-equipped, that’s how they become stress slayers. That is why as much as we can, we provide parents the appropriate tools and resources. However, it should be noted that these will only work if you utilize them properly.

Cultivating flexibility in your kids.

Many of our kids have become rigid and resistant. That is why we’ll be diving further into how we can parent differently to make our kids be more flexible. Parents should keep in mind that the more they build and reinforce these skills, the more confident their kids become.

You have to build a growth-oriented mindset. Help them understand that these setbacks are valuable learning opportunities rather than failures. You have to highlight the significance of resilience and the ability to adjust and overcome these challenges.

Teach your kids the importance of having Plan B skills. Help them understand that there is often more than one way to approach a problem and that flexibility in thinking can lead to innovative solutions.

The more we do these approaches, the more we cultivate flexibility. If your kid is rigid, they are not seeing the solution. That’s why what you have to do is you have to build around it to get them to see those solutions.

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For more information, you can read this blog post: 11 Ways to Cultivate Flexible Thinking in Kids

Links and Resources:

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➡️ Get help from Dr. Roseann and her team. Apply here. 

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