The teen decision-making process leans more towards impulsive than thoughtful. Most teens aren’t explicitly taught the skills they need to make good decisions. But, these free posters, steps, and video can change all that for teens who need more practice making good decisions.

Learning a process for making good choices can reduce stress levels and set your teen up for success later in life. Here is a process to teach teens how to make good choices by implementing just four practical steps.

1. Identify the problem

What’s wrong? What happened? Becoming a problem solver starts with knowing what the problem is.

2. Create alternatives

How can this problem be solved? There’s always more than one way to solve a problem. This is a good time to figure out a solution and then create alternatives.

3. Evaluate the alternatives

Every solution will have good and bad points. What are the pros and cons of each choice? Looking at these might make the choice more clear.

4. Decide on the best solution

Now that you’ve thought it through, consider which choice is the best one for you right now.

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