The Decision-Making Scenario Pt. 1

Well first of all he needs to figure out what this conflict in all about,  his parents are going out of town to see friends which his parents, have no opportunity to go another time, because they live in another state. And he will have to stay home with his baby brother if he doesn't figure something out.

Scenario : Football season starts this weekend and Steve is excited about his school's first game. He has already purchased his ticket and has plans to meet his friends there. His school's team is playing their long-time rival and it should be the best game of the season. On the before the game, Steve's parent recieve a phone call from friends visiting in a city 30 miles away. Steve's parents have not seen these friends in years because they live in a distant state. Friday night is the time Steve's parents can drive to see their friends. Steve's parents asked him to stay home from the game to baby-sit his six-year-old brother. They realize Steve had plans to go to the game but feel that he will have an opportunity to attend many more games this years. Steve's parents will let him make the final decision. What should he do?  

Step 1: State the Situation

Step 2: List the Options

1.) He can ask one of his close friends to baby-sit the baby, one that is not very interested in going to the game, and a friend that is very family-oriented and responsible.

2.) He can ask one of the close neighbors if they would volunteer to baby-sit his brother. (Should most likely pay them afterwards.)

3.) He can decide to stay home and baby-sit them and accept the other times that he can go to the game.

4.) They can bring the baby with them to visit their friends it will be a downfall for the parents, but if they can handle it but they might be very dis accepting of it.

Part 3: Weigh the possible outcomes

1.)He can ask one of his close friends to baby-sit the baby, one that is not very interested in going to the game, and a friend that is very family-oriented and responsible.

Well a possible outcome is that Steve will ask and his parents will be very concerned about what will happen with his brother, so they would most likely rather Steve take care of it.

2.) He can ask one of the close neighbors if they would volunteer to baby-sit his brother. (Should most likely pay them afterwards.)

If Steve asks if a neighbor could come, maybe the parents will become more trustworthy of who is baby-sitting because they will most likely know a neighbor better than their child's friend and the parents may be more accepting about hiring a neighbor as the baby-sitter than their child's friend (unless its a really close friend and they were close with the friend's parents).

3.) He can decide to stay home and baby-sit them and accept the other times that he can go to the game.

Well if he doesn't he will become upset about missing the first game he will probably think a lot about the decision he made and come to an agreement with it.

4.) They can bring the baby with them to visit their friends it will be a downfall for the parents, but if they can handle it but they might be very dis accepting of it.

The parents won't be to happy with this decision and most likely not agree with it if its too much to handle. If they do agree with it, it will most likely end up lowering the chances of going to the game, so it is a risk.

Step 4: Consider Values

I think it is a right to respect your parents when they would ask you to baby-sit his little brother, I mean it is his decision and if Steve is a nice, generous respectable person he would be accepting to do this favor, and it will most likely come back to haunt him later, but he can get it together.

Step 5:  Make a Decision and ACT it.

Im going to go with the second suggestion or option.

Here is how it will play out:

(Steve comes home from school off the bus and arrives in the kitchen and sees his mom at the kitchen table, he approaches her and goes to sit down with her, he is drowsy.)

Steve's Mom: How was school?

Steve: It was great mom.

(They continue school talk and he goes up to his room to take a nap after he does his homework, eventually showers, and goes back downstairs to meet both of his parents sitting on the living room couch awaiting his presence).

(Steve's father waves for him to come over to sit with them).

Steve's father: We are going out of town and we need someone to baby-sit your little brother, so we were wondering if you volunteer to do so.

Steve's mother: We are going to see some friends that we can only be able to see the night of the game. I mean, there are plenty of other games you can going to.

Steve's father: Unless, you were thinking of doing something else.

(Steve becomes sad, and thinks about what he should do, and this was the game that he was waiting for, trying to make it to, he couldn't miss. So he made a decision.)

Steve: Well I thought about it and figured we should Mrs. Davis our trustworthy neighbor to baby-sit, I'm sorry dad but I really want to attend this football game, I've been waiting all year.

Steve's mother: I don't know.......I mean I dont think thats a good idea..............

Steve's father: Darling, I think she would be a good baby-sitter, she was good with the baby last time.

Steve's mother: Alright, I guess we can call her then. I don't think she has anything planned.

Steve's father: I guess you can going to the game.

Steve: Thanks you guys, I really appreciate it.

Step 6: Evaluate The Decision

Well this decision caused a lot of disagreement with the parents but they finally allowed it and Steve was happy to go to the game.22

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