Children often focus on their immediate wants and struggle without considering long term consequences―this ability develops over time and with support.

Children need adult guidance to develop their decision-making skills and understand the consequences of their actions. Adults can prompt good decision-making by identifying appropriate choices for children to make and using questions to help them think through steps.

Find out more about ways to help children make decisions and solve problems below.

How can you help children choose wisely?

How can you help children learn to make good decisions and solve problems?

What else can families and staff do to support children in their decision making?

Is there any where else I can go for further information?