As parents, we want the best for our children.
It’s our responsibility to protect and nurture, but too often we jump at the chance to remove all obstacles and challenges for our students.
Teaching our children to become problem-solvers can empower them to be more independent and support their development in critical ways. By encouraging them to become problem-solvers, we are able to help them:
• Develop critical thinking skills
• Grow flexible mindsets
• Become happier
• Accomplish more
• And become resilient
But how do we do this?
As parents, we can accept and even celebrate failures and mistakes. Doing this teaches our children to become more flexible thinkers, it encourages free play, and practices mindfulness and optimism.