An Alternative to Advice Giving

Asking questions to guide problem solving The questions that follow are provided to help with the mechanics of mastering the technique of “asking—not telling,” an effective alternative to giving kids advice that encourages independence and problem-solving competence. The questions are

Building Decision-Making Skills

Helping kids make constructive choices Responsible behavior includes the ability to connect “what I’ve done” to “what happens (or happened) as a result of what I’ve done.” Likewise, self-concept is influenced by an individual’s belief that “I have the power and ability to impact my environment and change what isn’t working in my life.” Offering…