'Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile' - Bertrand Russell .. and teachers, parents and carers worry that the decisions that children and young people make might be unwise or dangerous. Decision making is a skill involving both a cognitive and an affective process. The ability to: " recognize the thoughts and feelings; " consider the consequences; " choose the best outcome; is a highly valued facility leading to resilience, achievement and responsibility. The skill can be taught and in these three volumes the authors provide all the materials needed to teach a course on decision making at each age level. The programme provides a menu of stories related to the real life experiences of the young people. Topics are selected to be age appropriate and the series includes: " Stealing; " Lying; " Social behaviours; " Risks; " Justice; " Loss, Grief and Bereavement; " Prejudice; " First love; " Disability; " Leaving home; " Family relationships. The teacher notes indicate 'stopping points' where reflection and discussion is encouraged. A choice of endings is offered or the young people can develop their own ideas about what might happen next. The course can be introduced at any age or used to develop the skills through school life from early years to the teens.

Baby Won't You Drive My Car?
Baby won't you drive my car?
  • criminal behaviour
  • antisocial behaviour
  • acceptance by the group
  • actions and consequences.

‘What on earth is going on over there?’

Mitch pointed towards a large group of boys who were huddled together at the far side of the yard. Loud laughter, aggressive and arrogant, echoed across the playground, surrounding the group and giving them a sense of power. Peter followed Mitch's outstretched arm and sneered.

‘Oh, that's only Deano and his mates. They're probably just bragging about last night's car.’

‘Car? What do you mean, car?’

Mitch was curious. He knew Deano, of course. Everybody in town knew Deano. Mitch even took one or two lessons in the same set as him and they nodded to one another across ...

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