Making Decisions... Parents' Advice
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  • 1. DECISIONS
    Do the Right Thing!
  • 2. Parents’ Situations or Problems that needed Decision Making
  • 3.
    • deciding to buy a new car
    • 4. whether to get a dog or not
    • 5. whether to let dad go work in Iraq
    • 6. whether to move work to Manila headquarters
    • 7. what to study in college
    • 8. what job I would like to do
    • to move to Philippines for work and leave home country
    • 9. deciding whether to go to university
    • 10. deciding to move away from home to go to college
    • 11. should I get married or not?
    • 12. which country to live in with family
    • should I work for the state department?
    • 13. should we leave France to live in Switzerland?
    • 14. where to go for college?
    • 15. Should I accept the Presidency of the Korean Chamber of Commerce? ……………..
  • Parents’ Advice on the process of
    decision-making
  • 16.
    • think about both the good and the bad parts of your decision
    - learn how to ask questions or evaluate how the decision will have an impact on you or others
    -communication is so important! Talk, talk, talk it out!
    -accept the decision once it is made!
  • 17.
    • think properly about things from ALL different angles
    • 18. don’t make quick, hasty decisions!
    • 19. don’t be afraid to take on new challenges!!
    • 20. take as much time as you need to consider ALL options (both big or small)
    • If possible, try it out to see how it feels
    • 21. pray about it!
    • 22. talk it over with friends to get their advice and opinions… and their support!
    • 23. always be true to yourself… you will feel good about it in your heart (or not, if it’s a bad decision)
    • think about BOTH sides by asking yourself: “If I do…then what? If I don’t… then what?”
    • 24. think about the future impact if you make this decision….
    • 25. make a list of good vs. bad things to help you make the decision
    • 26. talk with people whose judgement you trust
    • think positively and always consult with others!
    • 27. be sure to spend enough time reflecting on your decision…
    • 28. make a list of pros and cons, then think critically about EACH one!
    • 29. do your research and know the facts
    - talk to lots of people first.
    ………………………………………..
  • 30.
    • picture yourself in the situation… imagine what it will look like for this decision
    • 31. think about what it will look like AFTER you make this decision!
    • 32. think about your choices MANY times!
    • 33. study the pros and cons
    • 34. ask advice from others, like parents or teachers
    • dare to take a risk (be sure it’s a good one, but go for it!!)
    • 35. be curious and think of all the options
    • 36. help with any questions
    • 37. ask yourself, “If I make this decision..what will life be like?..What will the results of my decision be..will that be something I want to happen? YES or NO?