Teaching adolescents

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Teaching adolescents

  1. 1. Teaching Adolescents What is adolescence? What is puberty
  2. 2. Content• Adolescence – definition• Puberty – definition• How to handle so many changes at once?• New horizons• Hazards
  3. 3. Adolescence • Transition from childhood to adulthood • Starts with puberty
  4. 4. Puberty• The body changes: – girls between 9 – 13 (estrogen) – boys 10 - 14 (testosterone)
  5. 5. How to handle so many changes at once? physical changes psychological changescognitive changes
  6. 6. New horizons• autonomy• responsibility• abstract thinking• expanded range of sensual awareness and delight• intimacy• procreation• social competence• self-esteem
  7. 7. Hazards• sexually transmitted diseases• early pregnancy and childbearing• high death rates from accidents, homicide, suicide• eating disorders (bulimia / anorexia)
  8. 8. Recommendations• Learn• Find help• Know your boundaries• Let them know• Listen• Think before you speak• Do not dismiss warning signals
  9. 9. Sources of images• Aodolescence: http://www.ritualwell.org/lifecycles/adolescence/• Puberty: http://teens.webmd.com/girls-puberty- 10/slideshow-girls-changing-body• How to handle… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article- 1258971/Changes-brain-puberty-make-teenagers-thick.html http://skininfo.org/skin-disease/acne-and-its-cause/• New horizons: http://homeschoolblogger.com/explorer/765735/• Hazards: http://www.livestrong.com/article/90203-danger- signs-adolescent-suicide/• Recommendations: http://www.thebull.com.au/articles_detail.php?id=3236

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