2Warm up ActivityOn your own, draw pictures representing some of the decisions that you make everyday.For each picture write down how long it takes you to make these decisions…And, what kind of decisions are the most difficult?
3Steps to Make a Responsible Decision 4Evaluate your decision.3Decide on your course of action.2Evaluate Each Choice. Use the Guidelines for Making a Responsible decision.Identify your choices.1
4Guidelines for Making Responsible Decisions Is it Healthful?Is it Safe?Is it Legal?Do I show respect for myself and others?Do I follow the guidelines of responsible adults, such as my parents or guardians?Do I demonstrate good character?
5Consequences A consequence is the result of an action. Name a situation where an action resulted in a positive consequence.Name a situation where an action resulted in a negative consequence.
6Unwise DecisionsAn irresponsible decision may result in negative consequences.One way to take responsibility is restitution.Making good for any loss or damageSometimes you cannot make restitution because there have been permanent consequences.Examples?
7Decision Making Styles Inactive Decision MakingI waver back and forth trying to make a decision.I am never sure what to do.I wish I didn’t have to make decisions.Reactive Decision MakingI follow the crowd.I do whatever my friends tell me to.I would rather please others than be responsible for my own actions.Proactive Decision MakingI use the Responsible Decision Making ModelI take responsibility for my decisions.I review options with parents or other adults.