Making Decisions... Parents' Advice


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Making Decisions... Parents' Advice

  1. 1. DECISIONS<br />Do the Right Thing!<br />
  2. 2. Parents’ Situations or Problems that needed Decision Making<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>deciding to buy a new car
  4. 4. whether to get a dog or not
  5. 5. whether to let dad go work in Iraq
  6. 6. whether to move work to Manila headquarters
  7. 7. what to study in college
  8. 8. what job I would like to do</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>to move to Philippines for work and leave home country
  9. 9. deciding whether to go to university
  10. 10. deciding to move away from home to go to college
  11. 11. should I get married or not?
  12. 12. which country to live in with family</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>should I work for the state department?
  13. 13. should we leave France to live in Switzerland?
  14. 14. where to go for college?
  15. 15. Should I accept the Presidency of the Korean Chamber of Commerce? ……………..</li></li></ul><li>Parents’ Advice on the process of <br />decision-making<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>think about both the good and the bad parts of your decision</li></ul>- learn how to ask questions or evaluate how the decision will have an impact on you or others<br />-communication is so important! Talk, talk, talk it out!<br />-accept the decision once it is made!<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>think properly about things from ALL different angles
  18. 18. don’t make quick, hasty decisions!
  19. 19. don’t be afraid to take on new challenges!!
  20. 20. take as much time as you need to consider ALL options (both big or small)</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>If possible, try it out to see how it feels
  21. 21. pray about it!
  22. 22. talk it over with friends to get their advice and opinions… and their support!
  23. 23. always be true to yourself… you will feel good about it in your heart (or not, if it’s a bad decision) </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>think about BOTH sides by asking yourself: “If I do…then what? If I don’t… then what?”
  24. 24. think about the future impact if you make this decision….
  25. 25. make a list of good vs. bad things to help you make the decision
  26. 26. talk with people whose judgement you trust</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>think positively and always consult with others!
  27. 27. be sure to spend enough time reflecting on your decision…
  28. 28. make a list of pros and cons, then think critically about EACH one!
  29. 29. do your research and know the facts</li></ul> - talk to lots of people first.<br />………………………………………..<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>picture yourself in the situation… imagine what it will look like for this decision
  31. 31. think about what it will look like AFTER you make this decision!
  32. 32. think about your choices MANY times!
  33. 33. study the pros and cons
  34. 34. ask advice from others, like parents or teachers</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>dare to take a risk (be sure it’s a good one, but go for it!!)
  35. 35. be curious and think of all the options
  36. 36. help with any questions
  37. 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?</li></li></ul><li>