What's the Problem?

A Story to Help Teach Your Child to Problem-Solve

Author: Bryan Smith
Illustrator: Lisa M. Griffin
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The one thing all of us have in common is that we have to solve problems and challenges of various degrees and complexities. A lucky few among us always seem to resolve complex problems successfully by thinking critically and logically. Still, even the most talented problem solvers need practice (and experience!) to develop and perfect this skill.

Blake wants to sell his brother, Braden, to another family. Savannah wants to fight Mary over an insult. Braden sooo wants to sneak out of class to play kickball.

The characters in this fast-paced story face conundrums that make each of them consider solutions that are inappropriate, ill-advised or irresponsible.

Fortunately, some good old-fashioned fatherly advice coupled with a tried-and-true strategy for solving problems keeps everyone safe and satisfied. This story introduces and encourages readers to use SODAS (Situation, Options, Disadvantages, Advantages, and Solution) as a way to logically and thoughtfully figure out how to solve any problem, from the silly to the serious.

Award-winning author and school counselor Bryan Smith's teaching style come through in this insightful tale from his wildly popular Executive FUNction book series. The series skillfully weaves skill teaching into humorous story-lines to help readers become flexible thinkers, problem solvers and self-managers. Tips for parents and educators are included at the the end of the storybook to help children learn how to become problem-solving pros! 31 pgs.

Extend the learning with the Five Downloadable Activities! Help reinforce the steps taught from the story with a Poster!

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Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN 978-1-944882-38-9

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