Asset No. 32 of 40 | Planning and Decision Making

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40 Dev SOCIAL COMP icon  Social Competencies

Planning and Decision Making | Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.

TAKE ACTION:

  • When your children receive long-term school assignments, offer to help them plan and make decisions in order to finish on time.
  • Talk children through planning ahead by asking “what if” questions. This will help them think about what needs to be done and identify possible consequences of their decisions.
  • Encourage your teen to get involved in a long-term project (one that involves planning and coordination) at school or in the community.
  • Be intentional about letting kids make plans for a family party or event. Let them help make guest lists, plan the budget, shop for food and decorations, and enlist family members to make the event a success.
  • Provide your children with daily planners to help them organize their homework assignments, tests, and after-school activities.

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