Loggin
/ Apr 29, 2019

Parenting in 100 Words: Hot and Cold Problem Solving

Parents

When your teen is calm, they have the ability to problem solve almost as well as an adult. Yay! But read that sentence again: when your teen is calm. Psychologists distinguish between the type of problem solving that happens in a “hot” or stressful situation and a “cold” or relaxed situation. Life is not always cool, calm, and collected, but you can still help your teen realize that they’ll make their best decisions when they’re relaxed. Help them practice problem solving skills while they’re calm and know that building those decision muscles will help when life isn’t calm.

Smart thought, right? Keep snack time going with another bite of parenting advice, or sign up for our newsletter and get the next snack delivered to your inbox.

Did you find this article helpful?

1 voite 2 voite 3 voite 4 voite 5 voite

Subscribe and Stay Informed

Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Investing in effective communication between youth and families benefits us all. In helping to accomplish our mission, we are fortunate to receive editorial contributions from a range of multi-disciplinary experts, journalists, Youth Advisory Board members, and others.

read more

Jump to:

Save this article