My son is into simple hidden pictures and mazes. He's pretty good at them, but it's willing to try very hard when he doesn't get the answer right away. As soon as he starts going through a maze and finds a dead-end, he stops and wants me to show him how to do it. I know that if he gives it another try (or two) he'll get it, so I refuse to show him and try to encourage him to do it alone. Often at that point he insists on moving on to another page.
Am I not helping by not showing him? I talked to him about how sometimes we all need to try again and again at a task. He has a very, very strong will, so it's not easy to talk him into doing anything he doesn't want to do.
What are your suggestions?