To help children learn how to identify their problems, think of solutions and think who can help.
Life Skills: Problem-solving, Creative Thinking
Help the children identify problems in their lives for themselves. This is the best start to finding a solution. Listen to how children look at their problems. It is often different from how adults see them.
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Other ways to find underlying problems or causes is to use the phrase, ‘but why’, for example:
This game can help children break down a problem into smaller causes. Some of the smaller causes may be easier to tackle than the big cause. In the example above a first step might be to try to stop smoking in order to have some more money for food.