Life Skills To Adolescents

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  • Life Skills To Adolescents

    1. 1. TEEN AGE
    2. 2. Transition <ul><li>Child hood to Adult hood </li></ul><ul><li>Dependence to independence </li></ul><ul><li>Sexually dormant to Sexually active </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence is a period of Identity & Role confusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Teen Transition Thirteen To Nineteen <ul><li>Child hood to Adult hood </li></ul><ul><li>Dependence to independence </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul><ul><li>Sexually dormant to Sexually active </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Most crucial stage of life with peak intelligence & stamina. </li></ul><ul><li>Time for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deciding professions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing personality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional instability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wishing only good for others, but often end up doing bad, due to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lack of self-control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of societal, parental and peer pressure </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Special Age <ul><li>Special Intensity & Volatility of Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Need for immediate gratification </li></ul><ul><li>Unconcerned of the consequences of his action & misunderstands feelings & Behaviour of others </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of self criticism </li></ul>
    6. 6. High Risk Behaviour <ul><li>Sand is slipping from hands & we are fool to believe that everything is alright. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately ½ of all HIV Infected have occurred in <25 Years of age & it is spreading like wild fire. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Out Look <ul><li>I would like to have </li></ul><ul><li>all the risk from free discussion of sex </li></ul><ul><li>rather than </li></ul><ul><li>consequences of its silent conspiracy </li></ul>
    8. 8. Psychosocial Development Highly moralistic Attitudes Risk taking Behaviour All important Friends / Peers Concern Puberty Changes Rebellious With parents Teenage
    9. 9. Rebellious behaviour <ul><li>Sexual Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Aggression & Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Running away from home </li></ul><ul><li>Prostitution </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Offenders </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Gang Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Carrying a weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Self harm & Self mutilation </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul>
    10. 10. Rebellious behaviour <ul><li>violates </li></ul><ul><li>Rules, Values & norms </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>Family, School, Community, </li></ul><ul><li>Culture & Society </li></ul>
    11. 11. Life Skills in Health Promotion <ul><li>Knowledge Acquisition+ Life Skill Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Attitude, values & behaviour change </li></ul><ul><li>Positive health behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of health problems </li></ul>
    12. 12. To Parents <ul><li>Parental Role-----Police role </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to children </li></ul><ul><li>Let them express freely </li></ul><ul><li>There is time for every thing </li></ul><ul><li>There is mood for every thing </li></ul><ul><li>Create the mood that can conduct </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>There are issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Of career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life partner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not react Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Do not be Judjemental </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to good aspect first & bad aspects gradually later </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>There are Rights of Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>There are Duties & responsibilities of Adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Make the responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Help them but do not let them tale you for a ride. </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>If he is showing authority > he is imitating his father </li></ul><ul><li>Do no make big issue of it </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate issues from non issues </li></ul><ul><li>All can make mistakes. A perfect man is to be aware of your weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Do not catch the red handed. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do any thing which you don’t approve of </li></ul>
    16. 16. Traditional Wisdom <ul><li>Lalyen panch Varshani </li></ul><ul><li>Tariyet das Varshani </li></ul><ul><li>Prapte to Shodeshey Varshey </li></ul><ul><li>Putram Mirtam Vada Charet </li></ul><ul><li>Pahari Nadi, </li></ul>
    17. 17. LIFE SKILLS Dr. Tilak President Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Kanpur
    18. 18. LIFE SKILL <ul><li>Abilities for adaptive & positive behaviour that empower us </li></ul><ul><li>in making informed choices </li></ul><ul><li>to deal effectively </li></ul><ul><li>with demands & challenges </li></ul><ul><li>of complex every day life situations. </li></ul>
    19. 19. SKILLS <ul><li>Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Self Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with Stress </li></ul>
    20. 20. Self Awareness <ul><li>Recognition of our self + ve & - ve (s). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Likes & Dislikes </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Empathy <ul><li>Understanding unfamiliar situations & diversity, being nurturant & tolerant </li></ul><ul><li>To put one-self in other person’s shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages a positive behaviour towards people in need. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Effective communication Includes <ul><li>Self Disclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of expression </li></ul><ul><li>Coping with feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Self concept </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul>
    23. 23. Effective communication <ul><li>To express not only </li></ul><ul><li>opinion & desires </li></ul><ul><li>but also </li></ul><ul><li>needs & fear </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal & Non -Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Means, </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate to our culture & situations . </li></ul>
    24. 24. Interpersonal skill <ul><li>Positive way to develop & nurture </li></ul><ul><li>supportive networks </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to </li></ul><ul><li>end relationships constructively </li></ul>
    25. 25. Creative Thinking <ul><li>Consequences of </li></ul><ul><li>Both action & non-action </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul><ul><li>Looking beyond direct Experience </li></ul>
    26. 26. Critical Thinking <ul><li>Ability to analyse situation, information </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>experiences </li></ul><ul><li>in an objective manner </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>taking decision </li></ul>
    27. 27. DECISION MAKING <ul><li>Ability to assess the different options/ choices available regarding a perticular situation & what consequences different decisions may have. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Steps to Responsible Decision Making <ul><li>Define the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the consequences of each </li></ul><ul><li>Consider family & personal values </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the decision </li></ul>

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