Prepare Teens for Life's Difficult Decisions

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Author Daniel Gates offers guidebook to help high school students make appropriate, effective choices

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Many students have the misconception that their choices do not affect their lives long-term. My hope is to help America’s youth make better decisions and realize that all of our actions and decisions have consequences – whether we realize it or not.

According to DoSomething.org, more than 60% of teens said that drugs were sold, used or kept at their school.

They also state that teenagers whose parents help prepare them for the threat of drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those whose parents do not.

With his new book, “Decisionology: A Guiding Compass for High School Students,” author Daniel P. Gates hopes to help educate teens on how to make the best decisions for themselves and their futures.

“’Decisionology’ was written as a resource that can be used whenever students encounter challenging decisions or choices,” says Gates. “It does not provide answers, but rather explains different types of decisions and the ways they can be approached in appropriate, effective ways.”

Addressing topics from college to driving responsibly to relationships, the book guides the reader through example scenarios and gives guidelines to the most positive way to make a decision.

In a foreword written by Hon. Ed McLean, Sitting District Court Judge, he states that “Decisionology” should be a cornerstone in helping prepare teens for the future.

“The book should be mandatory reading for the parent as well as the child as it emphasizes the consequences of one’s decisions, “ says McLean. “It prepares the students and parents for the decisions that are certainly coming and have to be met.”

According to Gates, teens must realize that their decisions may have a lasting impact on their futures.

“Many students have the misconception that their choices do not affect their lives long-term,” says Gates. “My hope is to help America’s youth make better decisions and realize that all of our actions and decisions have consequences – whether we realize it or not.”

For more information, visit http://www.decisionology.info.

“Decisionology: A Guiding Compass for High School Students”
By Daniel P. Gates
ISBN: 978-1-4759-2896-9
Hardcover: $22.95
Paperback: $12.95
E-book: $3.99
Available at http://www.amazon.com

About the author
Being raised in a family of seven, Daniel P. Gates learned the importance of honesty and responsibility for our actions at an early age. While working his way through college, Gates was made acutely aware of the importance of making the best possible decisions. While working in the insurance industry, he saw the decisions, and ultimately the consequences, that high school students faced. It was through these experiences that he was compelled to write Decisionology.

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