D.E.C.I.D.E (5)

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D.E.C.I.D.E (5) by Mind Map: D.E.C.I.D.E (5)

1. Defining the problem is that one of my really good friends has asked me to sneak out to go to a party. I know that if I go my mom and dad will find out but I need to figure out a way to tell her no without hurting her feelings.

2. Exploring the alternatives of telling her the truth or lying about me having something and not being able to go is a big decision. I could just say my family is going to a big party for my dads work and there would be no chance of me being able to skip it.

3. Considering the consequences is when I think about what could actually happen if I were to lie or tell the truth. If I lie she won't be mad but then I would have the guilt sitting on me for lying to one of my closest friends. If I don't lie and I say I am scared to sneak out and get in trouble it may hurt her feelings really badly which I don't want.

4. Identifying my values is what makes me realize that I value my parents and their respect they have for me and the honesty I give them. I will not sneak out to the party.

5. Deciding and acting is what looks like me telling my friend I can not go to the party. She then asks me why and when I tell her that I am just to scared to sneak out and lie to my parents she gets mad but learns to understand.

6. Evaluating the results is when I reflect on the decision I had made and realize that the outcome is not as bad as I had thought. There is no problem with telling the truth, you should never feel and for respecting yourself and being honest.