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Problem solving and teenagers

There are a number of things that you can try to help your teenager solve problems. If you'd like to understand more about why it's an important skill for your teenager, read our fact sheet on why problem solving is important for teenagers.

Otherwise, see below for our top tips on what you can do to help your teenager problem-solve.

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How to improve problem solving skills in teens

Problem solving is a skill that can be learnt, and as a parent you are in the best position to help your child develop these skills.

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