Creative Child July 2017 - Page 20

editor’s choice Problem solve - Problem solving skills begin to develop at a young age. Toddlers and preschoolers will often get frustrated when things don’t go their way and it may result in a temper tantrum. While this is age appropriate, parents can begin to help their children develop problem solving skills by calmly suggesting solutions to what is upsetting them. Have your child come up with ideas to solve the problem and when possible help them work through it on their own. Bonus tip for preschoolers: Give your child choices whenever possible to help them develop independence and to give them a sense of control. 19