A mother knows that her 7-year-old child has stolen a box of cookies from the store while she was grocery shopping.
Wise judgments involve making decisions that may be measured very serious and exclusive. The five components based in wise judgments include Factual knowledge concerning life factors which involves understanding the qualities and characters that are shared by all humans, how they are connected with other people and what is communally tolerable as usual behavior. Another component is the procedural knowledge in which one has to produce ways to handle the circumstances with no arguments. This means that he or she has to give guidance without sounding commanding or controlling the other one.
The third component is the lifespan context which implies that one should be aware that the change of life is on a daily basis and every circumstance should be dealt with in a different manner. It also has to be clear that in the lifespan, an individual will have many responsibilities in training someone how to do something or respond. Management and recognition of uncertainty is another component in which it has to be known that not every person is aware of everything and what we do will not be known completely before it occurs (Surowiecki 98). The last component is the relativism that is connected with morals and cultural differences. This is influence through recognizing that everyone would handle a situation differently basing on how the individual grew (Surowiecki 112).The components can be used in various scenarios like where a mother knows that her seven year old child has stolen a box of cookies from the store while she was grocery shopping.
Basing on the component of factual knowledge, in such a case the child’s mother is aware that stealing is not a character that everyone possesses. She also knows that such a behavior is intolerable and therefore it comes with punishment on various stages. The mother can apply the procedural knowledge component by making it clear to the child that she did a wrong thing and that she must ask for something instead of just taking without permission. The mother has to apply the component of lifespan context by setting an example for the kid. This will help the child know through her growth that it is wrong to steal and that it is a bad decision.
The mother may also apply the management and recognition of uncertainty component by first thinking how she should react to the situation so that he child understands. However, she must also understand that how she handles this case may not stop the child from stealing once more. The component of relativism concerning the solutions can be applied by the mother through making the right decision of what is the best for her child since she is her parent. Since it was her child that stole, it is her responsibility as a parent to see to it that the child differentiates right from wrong (Surowiecki 102).
Basing on the five components of wise judgment, in such a situation the mother must use a panic approach for the kid to truly be aware that what she or he did was wrong. For instance, she has to make her child take back the stolen bag of cookies into the store where she stole from. This decision has to be made because if the mother lets the child to remain with the cookies, he or she will tend to think that he or she got away with the mistake. This may result into the possibilities of the child stealing again. As the child takes back the stolen cookies to the store, the management will explain to him or her personally the consequences of stealing. This way, the child will be able to learn a lesson enough to keep her from attempting to steal again.
Surowiecki, James. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations Little, Brown, London: McGraw-Hill 2004. Print.