If your teen sails through these scenarios with plenty of useful problem-solving ideas, help her delve into even more complicated issues, such as creating a perfect law system or solving world hunger. You never know -- you might just help her become passionate about social issues. Conflict Resolution You can help your teen work through problems and find creative solutions by helping him role play one-on-one or with friends.
If your teen and his friends enjoy acting, turn your recreation room into a court room and help them learn about mediation as a means of resolving conflict and solving problems.
Choose a judge, two lawyers and several witnesses to examine, and create a case for litigation, such as a fight between friends or a borrowed jacket that was returned stained. Once the court case has been resolved, rotate characters in the court room and try a new case.
Skill-Building Event Help your teen learn to solve problems through teamwork, communication, organization and creativity with an event-planning activity. Your teen can organize a birthday party or summer break celebration to ease into the activity, determining an appropriate-size guest list, organizing activities to keep the group occupied and working within a budget you have allotted.
Finally, help her organize an event for charity, such as a neighborhood-wide yard sale, bake sale or penny sale, or a charity soccer game or marathon. She can enlist the help of friends to make it a group-planning and problem-solving activity. Problem Solving Games Make problem solving fun by incorporating skill-building games into your teen's next party or group event.
You are worried they will say no. You rode the bus to school today and on the way in people are pointing and laughing at you. You go in the bathroom and see that you have pink gum all over the back of your pants. You wake up and see that your alarm never went off.
So you are starting your morning 15 minutes later than you planned. It is a really important day at school and you cannot be late. You are giving a group presentation in front of class and it's your turn to talk. All of the sudden you sneeze. You cover it with your hand, but now your hand is full of stuff you sneezed out.
You are eating dinner at a fancy restaurant with your parents and their friends. You have a really messy dinner and accidentally flip a noodle into the lady's lap. They are busy talking and don't notice it. You are taking a test and there is no talking allowed. You are writing your answers on the paper and your pencil breaks. Return to top of Problem Solving Scenarios You are taking a test and the guy behind you asks you for help.
He wants to know what you put for question number two. You are at a birthday party and you have waited in line for a long time for your turn to hit the pinata. It is finally going to be your turn and it looks like the next hit will break the pinata. But you suddenly have to go to the bathroom. You are hanging outside with your friend and she decides to pick your neighbor's flowers. She gives you the pretty handful of flowers and right then your neighbor opens the door. She asks you why you picked her flowers.
You borrowed your sister's skates one day without asking and they broke while you were using them. You are eating at a friend's house and the mom piles your plate full of food. It looks really good and you want to eat it all but you can't because you just ate a snack.
What could you do so you don't hurt her feelings? Your teacher was working at her desk. You wanted to ask her a question, but she didn't see your hand raised.
What should you do? You started to do your work, but you weren't sure if you were doing it right. You were playing tether-ball and were the champion so far.
In the next game, you slightly touched the rope. Only one student saw you touch the rope. What will you do? The teacher is giving directions, but your friend sitting next to you keeps talking.
You can't hear the directions. You didn't do your homework. Your teacher was upset with you. Return to top of Problem Solving Scenarios You finished eating and felt a burp coming.We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can. The teacher is giving directions, but your friend sitting next to you keeps talking. When you are done dressing, you can't find your shoes. If your teen and his friends enjoy acting, turn your recreation room into a court room and help them learn about mediation as a means of resolving conflict and solving problems.
Just blindfold the teens and have them use their communication skills to get the job done.
You are worried they will say no. You didn't do your homework. What will you do?
The goal of the game is to have everyone agree on the 10 items and their ranking in 30 minutes. Problem Solving Games Make problem solving fun by incorporating skill-building games into your teen's next party or group event. Creative Problem Solving Activities. We are both M. What will you do? Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.
All of the sudden you sneeze. Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster. To make this exercise more challenging, try adding a marshmallow to the top of the tower.
A bully threatened to beat you up after school. She asks you why you picked her flowers.
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