Problem solving is one of the most important skills for success in both academics and life, but it is a skill that few people understand. Many adults struggle to teach their children how to effectively approach a task from multiple angles, and schools often do not offer classes that teach students how to solve problems. Instead, students are supposed to build this skill organically through the many challenges they face while navigating their coursework. Yet the tests that determine so much of their academic futures, such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, and countless others, all heavily emphasize problem solving. So, what can parents do to help their children build this essential life skill?
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