Does your child struggle when the rules of life aren’t followed; when things don’t go as expected?  Do they spend a lot of time reminding others to follow the rules? Kids who are too set on a rigid set of rules may be struggling with their cognitive flexibility.

Why is this a problem? Adaptability is a big part of wellbeing and sometimes this means a new and unfamiliar set of rules.   

Not to worry! All strong skills come from practice, and cognitive flexibility is no different.  The next time you play a favourite game with your child, try making small changes to the rules.

Get creative and show your child that there are many ways to play the same game. This will help them get along with others and boost their problem-solving skills.