Eanes ISD

Elementary (Grades K-5)

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

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SEL Focus: Decision making is a skill to teach, practice and develop

Fourth Nine-Weeks Focus: Responsible Decision Making/Choices

As parents, we all worry from time to time about the decisions our children make and the negative consequences they might endure. How do we support our children with the tools necessary to make good choices? Decision making is a skill to teach, practice and develop. Parents, caregivers, and adults can support children in learning how to make good decisions by teaching and working through the decision-making process. Support your child with decision making by following the steps of identifying the problem, brainstorming solutions, identifying possible consequences, making a choice, taking action and evaluating the outcome. In order to learn more about working with children on learning how to make good decisions read the article “Best Guide for Teaching Kids the Decision Making Process Steps”.

 

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