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Module 3 V3

  1. 1. MODULE 3 DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Daniel on facing pressure of having to eat unclean food: “But dDaniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God has caused the official to show favour and sympathy to Daniel.” Daniel 1:8-9
  2. 2. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE BB LIFE SKILLS WORKBOOK MODULE 3: DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE “But dDaniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Now God has caused the official to show favour and sympathy to dDaniel.” DANIEL 1:8-9 Objectives  You will discover what peer pressure is and understand learn how to deal with it.  You will understand that the way to cope with peer pressure is by understanding who you are.  You will also discover that prioritizing the choices in your life is what helps you to manage your time more effectively. Learning Outcomes At the end of the session Boysyou will: 1. Be able to explain and identify what is peer pressure is. 2. Be able to look at different areas in their your lives and prioritise their your lives accordingly. 3. Be able to develop an action plan for success by setting up a time management plan. 2
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  4. 4. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE PEER PRESSURE Picture yourself when you are having fun with your friends. How do you like the image? How does it feel to being rejected by your friends? How Can you eExplain in your own words what the following quote means to you?: “You must begin to trust yourself. If you do not, then you will forever be looking to others to prove your own merit to you and you will never be satisfied. You will always be asking others what to do, and at the same time resenting those from whom you seek such aid.” Jane Roberts 4
  5. 5. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE When you looked to others for approval, do you still believe in yourself, or do you go along with them to reduce the chances of rejection? Write down what you think about looking to others for approval. Write down what you do to reduce the chances of rejection. 5
  6. 6. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Understanding Yyourself is the Kkey to Ddealing with Peer Pressure Discuss : Is there anything in life, given the resources and time, that you would continue to do regardless of the resistance you face from friends, family and community? Working with a partner : Think about the following questions for a minute before you answer ithem. What is the most important thing in your life now? Do you always follow your friends in everything they do? Why? Think of a situation when you doidn’t follow your friends in what they did. Explain. List three reasons why you did not follow them. Do you often seek others’ approval for what you do? 6
  7. 7. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Do you think of others’ opinions as more important than your own? Why or why not? Do you really need others to make you feel good about yourself? 7
  8. 8. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Don’t follow the pack; Manage your time well Know Yyourself. More often than usual, do you 1) play first and study 2) study first and then play 3) play first and forget to study after that. Your answer is : What is your current priority in life? Understanding the current priorities in your life. Can you lList your current priorities: - in school -in your family -in your BB community 8
  9. 9. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Look aAt Yyour Ttime Mmanagement. What I did yesterday morning What I did yesterday afternoon What I did last night What did you do yesterday which you think is most important? 9
  10. 10. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Note:  Do what you believe is right in any challenging situation.  Listen to what your heart and head say and act upon it.  Trust your decision, so that you wouldill not look back in regret.  Ask yourself Wwhat can you can learn from thean experience?.  Empower yourself by understanding that “Failure is the mother of all success”  Ask yourself Hhow can Iyou can prevent myourself from making the same mistakes?.  Strive for excellence but do not be a perfectionist. 10
  11. 11. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Time Management A weekly schedule is appended below. Can you fFill in those time slots for which you will have activities which you have to do (for e.g.xample, sleep, go to school, etc). Use the remaining time slots to plan your priorities. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 6.00 to 6.30 6.30 to 7.00 7.00 to 7.30 7.300 to 8.00 8.00 to 8.30 8.30 to 9.00 9.00 to 9.30 9.30 to 10.00 10.00 to 10.30 10.30 to 11.00 11.00 to 11.30 11.30 to 12.00 12.00 to 12.30 12.30 to 1.00 1.00 to 1.30 1.30 to 2.00 2.00 to 2.30 2.30 to 3.00 3.00 to 3.30 3.30 to 4.00 4.00 to 4.30 4.30 to 5.00 5.00 to 5.30 5.30 to 6.00 6.00 to 6.30 6.30 to 7.00 7.00 to 7.30 7.30 to 8.00 8.00 to 8.30 8.30 to 9.00 9.00 to 9.30 9.30 to 10.00 10.00 to 10.30 10.30 to 11.00 11.00 to 11.30 11
  12. 12. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Learning Opportunities at BB: Choose one of the following two case studies and answer the questions that follow. Case Study 1 Harry cherishes his relationship with his new friends in BB. He is amazed at how the BB brings together Boys of different interests and character. At the same time, he realises that he also has friends who are not in BB and that he needs to keep in contact with them. On one occasion after school, he was offered a cigarette by Chee Seng, whom he has known since primary school. While he managed to turn him down, Chee Seng and the rest started calling him “gutless” and they made fun of his participation in BB. They said that “real men” do the things they did. Identify the sources of the peer pressure in this situation. What do you think are the outcomes of such peer pressure? How can you avoid negative outcomes? Imagine you are in the situation described in the case. What better way How will you use to manage this “peer pressure” better? 12
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  14. 14. MODULE 3 : DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE Case Study 2 BB is so fun! Suddenly, Jason has so many friends and new responsibilities. It is unlike primary school, when he was always with a close-knit group of friends with similar hobbies. Now after school, he hangs out with his squad members. One of them, Charles;, has many great consoles and PC games at home. Many of his squad members enjoy these games and Jason has decided to join them for an hour each day after school. However, Jason discovers that one hour is simply not enough. As timedays goes by, more and more of the his time is spent on games and going to shops which sell these games. While Jason becomes very much closer to his friends, his schoolwork deteriorates. However, while he is concerned about his school works but he dismisses his fear and worries. He comforts himself that his friends do not indulge in petty theft or do anything whilech breaks the law. Identify the sources of the peer pressure in this situation. What do you think are the outcomes of such peer pressure? How can you avoid negative outcomes? Imagine you are in the situation described in the case. How What better way will you use to manage this “peer pressure” better? 14

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