We’re all guilty of acting impulsively at times. At WINGS we teach kids the following strategy to help them brainstorm all possible courses of action and predict potential consequences before choosing what action is best to take.

Find a relaxing place to clear your head

Come up with as many courses of action for the situation as possible.

Put your choices down on paper and in order based on the possible consequences. Choices with the most positive consequences should be highest on the list.

What did you miss? Try to think of any other actions you could possibly take. Remember to think outside the box!

Make the Best Choice:
Once all actions and consequences are clarified, pick what’s best for you.

By following this process step by step, kids find it easier to make healthy decisions and avoid impulsive mistakes.

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