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BRAESIDE  HIGH SCHOOL THE YEAR 7 and 8 PARENTS TALK
BRAESIDE  HIGH SCHOOL   THE ADOLESCENT
Tuesday, 25 th  January 2011 Braeside High School WHO IS AN ADOLESCENT? A question that has been asked many a time…not jus...
So who is an adolescent? Tuesday, 25 th  January 2011 Braeside High School An adolescent is a young man or woman caught be...
4 th  Century <ul><li>Aristotle and Plato believed that adolescents: </li></ul><ul><li>Have good reasoning ability </li></...
Adolescence is a period of <ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation to move into Adulthood </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 t...
Transition involves <ul><li>Childhood to Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence into Adulthood </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th...
Adolescence comes with <ul><li>Physical Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive / Intellectual Development  </li></ul><ul>...
Adolescence <ul><li>Main Stages   </li></ul><ul><li>Early Adolescence: 11 – 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Adolescence:...
EARLY ADOLESCENCE Tuesday, 25 th  January 2011 Braeside High School <ul><li>This is also known as the PRETEEN YEARS or  </...
MIDDLE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>These are the teen years (teenagers)  </li></ul><ul><li>Very self conscious of their bodies </l...
LATE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>This is known as the  </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGING ADULTHOOD </li></ul><ul><li>POST ADOLESCENCE </l...
LATE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>Seek for independence especially in social roles </li></ul><ul><li>See their lives open to many d...
Challenges you may be facing <ul><li>Physical Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Confuse them and Worry them </li></ul><ul><li>Earl...
What is available here in school <ul><li>PSHE   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hygiene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grooming </li></u...
<ul><li>Emotions /  Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Turmoil – High / Low / Sulking </li></ul><ul><li>Banging of Doors...
<ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Not having a good opinion of themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Very sensitive to looks, c...
<ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>... Reassure them… </li></ul><ul><li>… Listen… </li></ul><ul><li>…  try and identify...
What is available here in school <ul><li>Recognise and Reward Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurrilar Activities prov...
<ul><li>Conformity to the group </li></ul><ul><li>Worries on how they fit in with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be lik...
<ul><li>Questioning Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the Intellectual Development  </li></ul><ul><li>They question </li>...
What is available here in school <ul><li>Responsibilities – providing leadership in clubs, sports teams </li></ul><ul><li>...
Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Energy, Creativity and Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Very Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Energy...
What is available here in school <ul><li>Organise Class Parties – form committees, come up with ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Idealism </li></ul><ul><li>Have fixed ideals e.g. saving the lions, saving the environment ...
What is available here in school <ul><li>Each Year Group has a Community Service Project </li></ul><ul><li>PA – clock at l...
Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Way of Thinking changes </li></ul><ul><li>Egocentric –  too preoccupied with self;  </li></...
What can we do <ul><li>Sometimes, recognise their effort </li></ul><ul><li>Do not down play some of their worries, emphath...
Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction to opposite sex   </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a sex...
What can we do <ul><li>Ensure sexual literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem...
WHAT ADOLESCENTS EXPECT <ul><li>Parents to be interested in them – pay attention </li></ul><ul><li>Parents to listen </li>...
What we can do <ul><li>Make home a safe base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A safe retreat from the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
What we can do <ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Ground Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve adolescents where p...
What we can do <ul><li>Manage Disagreements -  manage your battle – know when to be quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Set the exampl...
What we can do <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoctrinations of the Church have shaped the way we think and behav...
What we can do <ul><li>Be Good and Easy listeners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be judgmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do...
What is available here in school <ul><li>Expectations clearly outlined </li></ul><ul><li>PSHE lessons  </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Parents <ul><li>Need to be  Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Look for and give children opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor ...
Parenting <ul><li>Was never for the faint hearted </li></ul><ul><li>… .Sorry, No manual…. </li></ul>
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  1. 1. BRAESIDE HIGH SCHOOL THE YEAR 7 and 8 PARENTS TALK
  2. 2. BRAESIDE HIGH SCHOOL THE ADOLESCENT
  3. 3. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School WHO IS AN ADOLESCENT? A question that has been asked many a time…not just now but even many centuries ago.
  4. 4. So who is an adolescent? Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School An adolescent is a young man or woman caught between two worlds… the world of Childhood and the world of Adulthood.
  5. 5. 4 th Century <ul><li>Aristotle and Plato believed that adolescents: </li></ul><ul><li>Have good reasoning ability </li></ul><ul><li>Have the ability to make choices </li></ul><ul><li>Are very determined </li></ul><ul><li>Are egocentric </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  6. 6. Adolescence is a period of <ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation to move into Adulthood </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  7. 7. Transition involves <ul><li>Childhood to Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence into Adulthood </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  8. 8. Adolescence comes with <ul><li>Physical Development </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive / Intellectual Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social Development </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Development </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  9. 9. Adolescence <ul><li>Main Stages </li></ul><ul><li>Early Adolescence: 11 – 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Adolescence: 15 – 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Late Adolescence: 18 – 22 years </li></ul><ul><li>and Above </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  10. 10. EARLY ADOLESCENCE Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School <ul><li>This is also known as the PRETEEN YEARS or </li></ul><ul><li>PUBERTY. It is characterised by </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Body Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Mood Swings </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Self conscious / Body Image </li></ul><ul><li>Making of Quick decisions </li></ul><ul><li>At this age, they are an emotional roller coaster </li></ul>
  11. 11. MIDDLE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>These are the teen years (teenagers) </li></ul><ul><li>Very self conscious of their bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Search for unique identity </li></ul><ul><li>Question Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Cognitive Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Have a strong sense to belong </li></ul><ul><li>Fully developed hence their interest in sexual activity increases </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  12. 12. LATE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>This is known as the </li></ul><ul><li>EMERGING ADULTHOOD </li></ul><ul><li>POST ADOLESCENCE </li></ul><ul><li>PRE- ADULTHOOD </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  13. 13. LATE ADOLESCENCE <ul><li>Seek for independence especially in social roles </li></ul><ul><li>See their lives open to many different directions </li></ul><ul><li>Make more solid relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Form romantic relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a more solid image of themselves – self confidence </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  14. 14. Challenges you may be facing <ul><li>Physical Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Confuse them and Worry them </li></ul><ul><li>Early bloomers brag about their new developments to others </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes very important </li></ul><ul><li>Will spend a lot of time in front of mirror </li></ul><ul><li>… Never Tease but Reassure … </li></ul><ul><li>… Engage them in sporting activities … </li></ul><ul><li>… Be more conscious of what they eat… </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  15. 15. What is available here in school <ul><li>PSHE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hygiene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grooming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right Attire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessorizing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deportment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>CLUBS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dance Club </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SPORTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hockey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rounders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  16. 16. <ul><li>Emotions / Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Turmoil – High / Low / Sulking </li></ul><ul><li>Banging of Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Blowing up on others especially parents </li></ul><ul><li>… Understand that Hormonal changes interfere with their moods – reaction is normal… </li></ul><ul><li>… try and find out what experiences they may have undergone or undergoing (frustrations) – relationships, academics… </li></ul><ul><li>… let them know that you are not happy with certain behavior and they should try and put themselves in your shoes…. </li></ul>Challenges continued…. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  17. 17. <ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Not having a good opinion of themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Very sensitive to looks, comments or silence of others </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginary audience – belief that they are the focus of others </li></ul><ul><li>Leads to low esteem </li></ul>Challenges continued…. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  18. 18. <ul><li>Self Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>... Reassure them… </li></ul><ul><li>… Listen… </li></ul><ul><li>… try and identify the cause esteem… </li></ul><ul><li>… know your child’s area of competence… </li></ul><ul><li>… foster achievement… </li></ul><ul><li>… provide emotional support… </li></ul><ul><li>… teach them to face problems by giving them necessary coping skills… </li></ul>Challenges continued…. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  19. 19. What is available here in school <ul><li>Recognise and Reward Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurrilar Activities provide many opportunities for one to discover and nurture their talents </li></ul><ul><li>Programmes that develop necessary skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MUN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planet Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Life skills such as time management, personal organisational, goal setting developed to help one aim for achievements and stay within course </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Achievement Forms </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  20. 20. <ul><li>Conformity to the group </li></ul><ul><li>Worries on how they fit in with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be like the others leads to demands of independence </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions of peers more important </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure sets in </li></ul><ul><li>Curious - experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Friends change </li></ul>Challenges continued…. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  21. 21. <ul><li>Questioning Authority </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the Intellectual Development </li></ul><ul><li>They question </li></ul><ul><li>Need to become independent </li></ul><ul><li>Distance themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Suspicious of parents </li></ul><ul><li>… Put them in charge… </li></ul><ul><li>… give them responsibilities… </li></ul><ul><li>… sometimes, involve them in making of decisions and ground rules… </li></ul><ul><li>… let them confide in other adults if they are not able to do so with you … </li></ul>Challenges continued…. Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  22. 22. What is available here in school <ul><li>Responsibilities – providing leadership in clubs, sports teams </li></ul><ul><li>Student Representation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parliaments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Setting of class, trip and activity ground rules </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  23. 23. Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Energy, Creativity and Joy </li></ul><ul><li>Very Creative </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Happy when in the company of those they think understand them </li></ul><ul><li>… Find out their interests… </li></ul><ul><li>… Keep them occupied… </li></ul><ul><li>… Ensure they have responsibilities… </li></ul><ul><li>… Pose a problem / project / menu / organising an event…. </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  24. 24. What is available here in school <ul><li>Organise Class Parties – form committees, come up with ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Projects – school uniform designs </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – bake sale, car boot sale, talent show, fashion shows etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations on various issues </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative and Performing Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Fantasia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cuisine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motor Cross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus for the Year – Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  25. 25. Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Idealism </li></ul><ul><li>Have fixed ideals e.g. saving the lions, saving the environment etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>Very important to them </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to their arguments </li></ul><ul><li>Support them </li></ul><ul><li>Do not dismiss them </li></ul><ul><li>… Involve them in Community service work… </li></ul><ul><li>… Urge them to be conversant with current global issues… </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  26. 26. What is available here in school <ul><li>Each Year Group has a Community Service Project </li></ul><ul><li>PA – clock at least 50 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-School Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change Makers </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  27. 27. Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Way of Thinking changes </li></ul><ul><li>Egocentric – too preoccupied with self; </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginery Audience – attention getting behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Invincible - bad things only happen to others </li></ul><ul><li>Unique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Fable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one else understands them </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  28. 28. What can we do <ul><li>Sometimes, recognise their effort </li></ul><ul><li>Do not down play some of their worries, emphathise </li></ul><ul><li>Circle time </li></ul><ul><li>Involve them in Role Play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect on others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feelings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perspectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  29. 29. Challenges continued…. <ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction to opposite sex </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a sexual identity </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Media and Sex </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  30. 30. What can we do <ul><li>Ensure sexual literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproductive Cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pregancy / Teenage Parenthood </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abortion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STDs / HIV and AIDS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstinence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information from who? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trusted relatives / friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers / School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Church </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  31. 31. WHAT ADOLESCENTS EXPECT <ul><li>Parents to be interested in them – pay attention </li></ul><ul><li>Parents to listen </li></ul><ul><li>Parents to offer them love and acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Parents to trust them </li></ul><ul><li>Parents to provide certain amount of autonomy </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  32. 32. What we can do <ul><li>Make home a safe base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A safe retreat from the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place where they are respected and taken seriously </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parents must support each other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read from the same script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be seen to ally yourself with your son or daughter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show respect for each other in front of your children </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  33. 33. What we can do <ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Ground Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve adolescents where possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should be Clear and Consistent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reasonable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consequences should be clear and agreed upon in advance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure consequences are effected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Restrictive as children mature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all areas should have rules, some should be negotiable </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  34. 34. What we can do <ul><li>Manage Disagreements - manage your battle – know when to be quiet </li></ul><ul><li>Set the example – most teenagers love their parents and when asked they look up to them as their heroes and role models, Live by what we preach </li></ul><ul><li>Develop the right morals from an early age </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  35. 35. What we can do <ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoctrinations of the Church have shaped the way we think and behave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts emphasis on care and concern for others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts emphasis on respect for self and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates boundaries which we must operate within giving clear consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give expectations </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  36. 36. What we can do <ul><li>Be Good and Easy listeners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not be judgmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not criticise all the time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not give advice routinely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create time to be alone as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mommy - Daughter / Mommy - Son time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Father – Daughter / Father - Son time </li></ul></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  37. 37. What is available here in school <ul><li>Expectations clearly outlined </li></ul><ul><li>PSHE lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Talks </li></ul><ul><li>Focus – virtues / values </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  38. 38. Parents <ul><li>Need to be Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Look for and give children opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor their social relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervise an adolescenct social settings, activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know who their friends are </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be the one to find and give information or control who does that </li></ul><ul><li>Put structures that will help them in making decisions and making choices </li></ul><ul><li>Provide guidance, correct wrong beliefs etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Be a present parent who can give direction, place limits and controls but allow for some level of independence; be indulgent sometimes. </li></ul>Tuesday, 25 th January 2011 Braeside High School
  39. 39. Parenting <ul><li>Was never for the faint hearted </li></ul><ul><li>… .Sorry, No manual…. </li></ul>
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