Thinking Child

Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D.
Drexel University

Myrna Shure, professor emeritus at Drexel, celebrated child psychologist, researcher, and author, has died at 85
The Philadelphia Inquirer Obituary (2023)

Dr. Shure's work continues through the I Can Problem Solve® and Raising a Thinking Child® programs. Learn more on the ICPS website.


“I Can Problem Solve” for Families and Schools

Children Who Think Differently, Behave Differently

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or other care giver, you will learn a new way to help your children make good decisions and cope with conflicts that come up with their friends, their classmates, and with you. 

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Thinking Parent, Thinking Child
Turning Everyday Problems into Solutions
New edition

In this new edition, internationally acclaimed author Dr. Myrna B. Shure shows how to apply “I Can Problem Solve” techniques to the top concerns of parents and children from preschoolers through preteens. With updated research, three completely new chapters, and numerous new problem-solving scenarios, the book offers a sensible way for parents to help their children learn how to think, not what to think... | read more

Unlike the advice of so many ‘parenting experts,’ the effectiveness of Dr. Shure’s work has been scientifically validated. If you want to prepare your child to become a happy, successful, functional adult, this book is a must.

—Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Resilient Children