Choices For

Young People

How to Understand Your Role in the Choices You Make »

Becoming a Personal Agent

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve been thrown into a world where everything is already decided, where you don’t have any say, you’re not alone. Frankly, young people frequently feel this way, and it’s not uncommon for adults to feel this way sometimes, too.  But young adults are in a situation that inspires this feeling in a number of ways.

What Would You Do? »

My Education or My Girlfriend?

What would you do if your boyfriend or girlfriend asked you to quit school for them? Take our quiz and then find out if you would make the right choice. 

The Beginner's Test: Are You an Honest Person?  »

Truth or Dare: Version 1.0
Part 1 of 4

You’ve probably played some version of the game “Truth or Dare.”  Either answer a question truthfully, or take a dare.  So, let’s play for a few minutes. 

TRUTH: When was the last time you told a lie?

The Advanced Test: Are You an Honest Person?  »

Truth or Dare: Pro Edition
Part 2 of 4

Get ready for the more advanced version of “Truth or Dare.” In round 1, we explored honesty with words. Now let’s play the next level as we think about honest actions.

Game Over: Why You'll Never Win with Lying »

Truth or Dare: The Case for Honesty
Part 3 of 4

Did you play “The Honesty Game” in parts 1 and 2?  Our game is over, but our exploration of honesty has really just begun.  Now that we’ve clarified what it means to speak and live honestly, let’s talk about why you should commit to an honest lifestyle in the first place.  After all, you might be able to recognize honesty (and the lack of it) quite well.  But if you don’t know why you should practice it, then you probably won’t.

Hit Replay: How to Win at Being Honest »

Truth or Dare: Extract Yourself from the Web
Part 4 of 4

Maybe you’re trapped in your own web of dishonesty and you’re not quite sure how to get out. Maybe you need to make a confession or to correct a false impression you’ve given someone. Or perhaps you find yourself bound up in dishonest habits, even though you know better. 

Why Everyone Needs a Listening Ear »

A Valued Listener
Part 1 of 2

Your frustrations are simply a sign that you are growing up and starting to learn to be an adult. No longer are all your choices being made for you. Now, and for the foreseeable future, you're going to be taking on more and more responsibilities and, with those, comes more pressure. 

How to Find Someone Who Listens »

A Valued Listener
Part 2 of 2

As we discussed in Part One, young people experience many demands in school . . . from teachers, coaches, friends, and extracurricular activities. In addition to some of these, you may also have household chores, a part-time job, or be responsible for taking care of siblings, neighborhood kids, or an elder relative. 

Do You Accept Responsibility for Your Actions? »

The Consequences of Not Saying Sorry
Part 1 of 2

Accepting responsibility has two basic components. Let’s discuss the first one, accepting personal responsibility – which is taking ownership of your own behavior and the consequences of that behavior. Until you accept responsibility for your actions or failures, it’ll be very difficult for you to develop self-respect or even have the respect of others. 

The Rewards of Accepting Responsibility »

And How to Get Started
Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the importance of accepting responsibility as well as the consequences that can result if we fail to do so. In Part 2, we’re going to look at how one accepts responsibility for their actions and the rewards that can result from doing so. 

Good habits formed at youth make all of the difference in life. Aristotle