This week I met with a couple of 14-year-old confirmation students and we discussed how they made decisions. After a couple of seconds and blank stares one student answered me in a very adult manner. She explained that she studied both sides of the argument and made her decisions based on what would be in her best interest. I told her that she sounded very adult for her age, however she told me that her parents wanted her to practice on her decision-making skills because she had not made good decisions in the past. She is fourteen! How many bad choices could she have made in her short life? All I can say is good for her and her parents for working together on how to think about her choices but also the consequences of them.