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  • Writer's pictureDr Kate Owen

Need To Solve A Problem?

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Here is a great acronym to help you and your family work through a problem solving exercise.


S - State the problem and write it down.

O - Outline all possible solutions to the problem. Get creative!

L - List the consequences and outcome for each possible solution.

V - Very best solution can be picked and give it a go.

E - Evaluate the action to see if it worked.

The best way to work through a problem is from a mental state of calm and clarity.

A great skill for us as adults and a great skill for our kids.

Just keep in mind that your child’s logical and thinking part of their brain typically comes online around age 7.

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