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What's the Problem?: A Story Teaching Problem Solving

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Teach children to respond appropriately to different situations and put their flexible thinking skills to use!

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 comes through in this insightful tale from his wildly popular Executive FUNction book series. Like the other titles in the series, this book adeptly weaves skill teaching into an amusing storyline 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.


Author: Bryan Smith

Ages: 5 - 11 yrs

Format: Paperback