6th Grade Chapter 1 Lesson 3 Making Responsible Decisions Many of the choices you make affect your health. Name 3 choices you made today that will affect your physical, mental emotional or family social health. How to make responsible decisions Benefits of making responsible decisions include: Avoiding injury Avoiding illness Improving your self-esteem Making a responsible decisions show what you value most in life. Making it a priority means it deserves first attention. Making responsible decisions Situation: You have been invited to a party where alcohol will be served. What would you do? Steps to take: 1. Identify your choices. List possible Decisions. 2. Evaluate each choice Is it healthful? Safe? Legal? Respect myself and others? Follow my parents guidelines? Demonstrate good character? 3. Tell what the responsible decision is. Talk it over with a parent or trusted adult. 4. Evaluate your decision. Did you get the results You wanted? Resisting Negative Peer Pressure Peer Pressure- the influence that people of a similar age place on a person to behave a certain way. Brainstorm examples of positive peer pressure and negative peer pressure. Resistance Skills Resistance skills are used to help a person say “no” to an action or leave a situation. If you experience negative peer pressure you should: Say “no” in a firm voice Give reasons for saying “no” Be certain your behavior matches your words. Ask an adult for help if needed.