ERIC Number: ED347446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Problem Solving Skills for Children.
Youngs, Bettie B.
This guide was written for children, to help them handle problems they might encounter, learn about other children and how they have handled similar problems, and learn what to do when things go wrong or when they feel misunderstood. In the introduction, children are assured that, even when they have problems, they can be happy again. The body of the guide is organized into three major units. Unit I, focused on solving problems, encourages children to identify their problem, decide how to solve it, devise a plan, and implement the plan. Problems of two children are described within this framework and readers are given a blank framework to fill in concerning a problem of their own. Unit II explains how to rewrite a problem in order to think about it in a different, more positive way. Readers are given a problem and asked to rewrite it. Examples of rewrites are provided. Four vignettes of problems are included. For each vignette, a problem is identified, as are ways the children could change the problem situations. Unit III is designed to help children take care of themselves. Issues addressed in this unit include talking with others, self-esteem, sharing happiness, getting attention, support systems, eating properly, getting enough exercise, and relaxation. The guide ends with a quick review and a contract for children to sign, resolving to learn how to solve problems effectively. (NB)
B. L. Winch & Assoc./Jalmar Press, 45 Hitching Post Dr., Bldg. 2, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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