Promote Student Success by Helping Kids Make Wise Choices


Helping Kids Make Wise Choices and Reduce Risky Behavior


Terri Akin, Gerry Dunne & Dianne Schilling

These ready-to-use lessons recognize that making wise choices is a teachable process and that learning the skills and habits of wise choice making reduce the incidence of risky behavior and leads to more success in school and in life.

Focusing on developing key areas like self-concept, personal strengths, and supportive, healthy relationships these activities cover essential health and safety information while teaching vital decision-making skills. Fun and engaging, yet packed with plenty of important information and skill practice to help kids learn to make good choices, develop healthy friendships, identify positive support groups, recognize and affirm their positive qualities and develop good decision-making and problem-solving abilities. Use these interactive lessons, discussion questions and reproducible worksheets to put kids on a speedy path to wise choice making.

Topic areas include:

  • Assertiveness
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Anger Management
  • OTC Drugs, Smoking & Marijuana
  • Peer and Gang Pressure
  • Resistance and Refusal Skills
  • Media Influences


Primary Subject Area – Character

Grade 5-9, 181 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, paperback

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