ALL ABOUT TEENS …. TEENS AND FAMILY TEENS AND SOCIETY COMUNICATION WITH THE TEENS TEENS AND FOOD TEENS AND SLEEP TEENS AND TECNOLOGY TEENS & CRIME TEENS AND DRUGS TEENS AND PEER PREASURE TEENS AND FASHION TEENS AND LOVE
As youths peer relationships become morecentral to their lives, there is less timeavailable to spend with their familymembers. However, the lack of time is notthe only reason. The family is no longer the only source ofsocial support.During early and middle adolescentyears, there is usually more frequent conflictbetween teens and their parents.
WHY TEENS HAVE THIS KIND OF COMUNICATIONWITH THEIR PARENTS? Sometimes youth avoid conversations withtheir caregivers because they believe theirparents "just wont get it," or anticipate thattheir worries and concerns wont be takenseriously enough. Another reason is to prove tothemselves, and to their parents, that theycan handle lifes situations on their own. Fortunately, this period of uncomfortabletension and conflict between youth and theirparents does not go on forever.
COMUNICATION WITH THE TEENS. Communication or talking to other peopleand understanding what others say is veryimportant in your life. If people do notcommunicate, we wouldnt be able to knowwhat others want, what to do or where togo. If you are in class, and you do notunderstand something, you ask. Then youlisten to the explanation and understandwhat you did not understand earlier.
FIVE WAY’S HOW TEENSCOMMUNICATE.. Meet ―in person‖ Texting Talk on the mobile phone Facebook Talk on the home phone, email, videochat, chat…
TEENS AND SCHOOL SUCCES. One of the best indicators of the teens schoolperformance is wether they feel connected totheir schools. Feeling connected means that students havea sense that they belong and feel close topeople including teachers and other adults. Students who are connected to school alsoare involved in a rang of school activities.
PARENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Researchs shows children do better inschool and have more positive attitudesabout it when their parents are involved inschool life. Teenagers clearly benefit when their parentsshow interes. There are many ways in which parents canbecome involved in their childs school.
LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THEM. Communicate with the school. Support your teen in school activities. Involve both parents. Encourage the involvement in leadershipopportunities.
TEENS AND SOCIETY ―Teenagers know nothing and do nothelp society in the least bit possible.‖This is some peoples‘ opinion onteenagers, but not all teenagers arelike this. A lot of teenagers do help outin society and help to make it better.Some volunteer, work, etc, etc. Not allteenagers are bad! Everyone wants agood society to live in and enjoy.
CAUSE’S WHY THEY ARE FAT. One cause is the kind of food they eat. Manyteens like fast food. These foods are full of fatand sugar. Another cause is the way teens eat. Theirlittle snacks between regular meals addextra fat to the body. A third cause is too little exercise.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING. Don‘t skip meals. Learn about, healthy ways to prepare foods. Sugar – avoid getting to much. Be mindful when eating. Avoid diet thinking.
TEENS AND SLEEP.Research has shown thatteenagers dont get enough sleepat night and go to school tired.Some experts believe the cause isbiological. Others believe thatteenagers stay up late because ofadolescent distractions.
SO WHY AREN’T TEENS GETTING ENOUGHSLEEP? For one thing, they are staying up late. Avariety of things can contribute to this night-late tendency among teens, including sociallife, caffe drinks, electronic media such ascomputers, TVs and cell phones. Otherfactors include procrastinating onhomework, and even depression.
WHAT DO WE SUGGEST: Encourage a short nap (30 minutes) afterschool with the alarm clock set. Encourage a regular bedtime routine to helpthem. Encourage your teen to go to bed and get upat the same time every school day. Cut out late-night phone chats. Avoid arguing with your teen just beforebedtime. Let them sleep in on the weekend, but nomore than 2 or 3 hours later than their usualtime
TEENS AND DRUGS Alcohol, cannabis and tobacco are the mostcommon drugs used by teenagers. Young people use drugs for many reasons:for fun, out of curiosity, to feel part of agroup or to change how they feel becausethey want to feel better or different. There is no evidence to support the theorythat using cannabis will automatically leadto someone using other drugs such asamphetamines and heroin.
Young people use drugs for similarreasons that adults do – to change howthey feel because they want to feelbetter or different. Reasons mayinclude: Socialising with friends, peer pressureor the need to feel part of a group Relaxation or fun BoredomReasons teenagers take drugs
... Curiosity, experimentation or wanting totake risks To escape from physiological pain
IF YOU SUSPECT YOUR CHILD IS TAKINGDRUGS. There are no specific signs orbehaviours that can tell you a youngperson is definitely using drugs.Uncharacteristic behaviours such asmood swings, a drop in schoolingperformance, different friends and achanged appearance may indicate druguse – but they could also indicateother issues that are not drug related.
TEENS & CRIMEWhy Do Teens Commit Crimes? Whether the news is discussing a teenageassault or a shooting death, teenage crime iseverywhere these days. However, theactuality is that teen crime is decreasingfrom previous decades. Still, it is interestingto discover why teens commit crime.
THEORIES/SPECULATIONThere are many reasons whyteenagers could be influenced intocommitting crimes. One reason istheir inexperience and youth. A lot oftimes being young and having a lack ofexperience can lead teenagers intodangerous and often criminalsituations, such as joininggangs, taking or dealing drugs anddrinking.
CHARACTERISTICS OF VIOLENT CHILDREN Most, but not allchildren who go onto commit violentcrimes share thefollowingcharacteristics:Narcissism, (afeeling that you arespecial and superiorto everyone else andthat other peoplehave no rights). A history of animalcruelty and crueltyto otherchildren, socialisolation, repeateddefiance ofauthority and ahistory of minorjuvenileoffenses, andunhealthyobsessions withdeath, violence andstarting fires.
HOW TO PREVENT TEENS FROM COMMITTINGCRIMES Provide a stable family life for your teen. Find someone to mentor your teen. Encourage your teen to get involved inactivities.
TEENS AND TECHNOLOGY . Today teens live in a world enveloped bycomunication techonologies: the internetand the cell phones have become a centralforce that fuels the rhythm of daily life. The number of teenager using the internethas grown 24% . Not only the number ofusers increased, but also the variety oftechnologies that teens use to support theircomunication, research and entertainmentdesires has grown.
PEER PRESSURE Peer pressure is the influence exerted bya peer group or an individual, encouragingother individuals to changetheir attitudes, values, or behaviors in orderto conform to groupnorms
WHAT MAKE TEENS GIVE IN TO PEERPRESSURE: Low self esteem. Lack of confidence. Feeling isolated from peers/ or family. Lack of direction in life. Depression. Poor academic abilities or performance. Ect…
HOW TO WALK AWAY FROM PEER PRESSURE Its not easy to be the only one who says ―no‖to peer pressure, but you can do it.
…. Paying attention to you‘re your own feelingsand beliefs about what is right and wrongcan help you to know the right thing to do. ―Choose your friends wisely‖ You can simply stay away from peers whopressure you to do stuff you know is wrong.You can tell them no and walk away. Talk to someone you trust. This help you feelmuch better and prepare you for the nexttime you face peer pressure.
FASHION AND YOUTH It is very importan to understand the words―fashion‖ and ―youth‖. The period oftransition froom childhood into adulthoodis known us ‗youth‘. This age is full of rapidchanges. It is full of social and culturalcontradictions with the adults. Fashion is an extremely importantcomponent of teenage life.
WHY IS FASHION SOIMPORTANT TO TEENS? Statement IdentityAttractionPeer PressureRebellion
HERE ARE SOME OF THE POSITIVE POINTS OFFASHION: It helps teens to find like-minded friends. Teens get to express themselves and theirindividuality. Teens get to establish their own identity. It gives teens a sense of control in their livesin an unpredictable world
HERE ARE SOME OF THE DISADVANTAGES OFFASHION IN REGARDS TO YOUTH: Boys are starting to look like girls. Girls try to look "edgy" or conform to raciststereotypes Some styles tend to reflect self-harm. The trends come and go, meaning they mustspend lots of money. People criticize youth for their fashion choices. Some of the school dress codes are arguably toostrict. Clothes tends to cost too much. Those who arent dressed to the standards oftheir peers are ridiculed by them. The most insecure may commit crimes to get thelatest fashions.
♥ Loving and being loved adds richness to ourlives. When people feel close to others theyare happier and even healthier. Love helps usfeel important, understood, and secure. But each kind of love has its own distinctivefeel. The kind of love we feel for a parent isdifferent from our love for a baby brother orbest friend. And the kind of love we feel inromantic relationships its a own unique typeof love.
♥ Our ability to feel romantic love developsduring adolescence. Teens all over the worldnotice passionate feelings of attraction. Evenin cultures where people are not allowed toact on or express these feelings, theyre stillthere. Its a natural part of growing up todevelop romantic feelings and sexualattractions to others. These new feelings canbe exciting — or even confusing at first.
.. The longer I study lost loves and lost lovereunions, the clearer it becomes to me howimportant young love really is. Firstlove, young love, is indeed real love. Thisintense love does not come along every tenminutes. For some people, it may come onlyonce in a lifetime.
" Dont let any emotion control you becauseyou are the owner of your life, youre goingto be a master of yourself."Sometimes our bad mood will affect ourdaily life. Dont let it go wild, believe inyourself and you can do everything better! "Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Someday is not a dayof the week."You should never say I will do somethingsomeday. Do it now.