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Social-Emotional Learning Resources for Families

Weekly Activities/Lessons: June 8th-12th

Core Competency #5 - Responsible Decision-making

Definition: The ability to make thoughtful choices about personal behavior and social interactions. The realistic evaluation of consequences of actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.


Skills include: Identifying problems, analyzing situations, solving problems, evaluating, reflecting, and ethical responsibility.

Video Lessons for Parents & Kids

Help children make good choice | Decision Making skill (SODAS Method)
Innoventure Jr: Making Decisions
Solving Problems - Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve
Zen Den | How to Make Good Choices - Mindfulness for Kids (Trailer)

"The Second Step program includes lessons that develop responsible decision-making skills. In all units, children practice specific behavioral skills that are meant to serve as building blocks for social problem solving."

Games & Physical Activities

Games provide the low-risk environment that allows for developing our decision making skills, enabling us to grow our competence while minimizing the potential negative consequences that surround our other life choices. Decision making games provide a tremendous tool for building this essential life skill.

Decision-Making Games for Learning Personal Growth

Click this link for a growing list of great decision-making games!

Strategy Games

These games are called "strategy games" because you can play in different ways, you need to choose the right path to win, & you need to take many factors into account while making each decision during the game. The logical thinking and problem-solving required in these types of games support the development of responsible decision making.

Would You Rather?

This is a great game to play anywhere, for car rides, while waiting in line, or at dinner. Take turns making up questions. When you answer a question, you have to choose one or the other, you can’t pick a third option. You can always ask questions to get more information about the scenario to help you make a decision. Below are a few examples to get you started.
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Arts & Crafts

Make Your own Kelso's Choice Wheel!

Kelso's Choice Conflict Management Curriculum teaches kids the difference between a big problem and a little problem. Then it gives kids the tools to solve small problems on their own.


Click image below for FREE printable!

KELSO'S CHOICES - Click here!

Learn more about Kelso's Choice Conflict Management Curriculum, teaching kids the difference between a big problem and a little problem. Then it gives kids the tools to solve small problems on their own.

Responsible Decision-Making Skills Book List

Parenting Tips

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