Presentation on theme: "Parents Worry About You Today we are going to discuss the possible reasons why parents may be worried or concerned about you. We are also going to discuss."— Presentation transcript:
Parents Worry About You Today we are going to discuss the possible reasons why parents may be worried or concerned about you. We are also going to discuss possible behaviors that your parents may engage in when they are worried about you. Finally, we are going to try to understand better why parents engage in those behaviors.
Parents Worry About You For teens, independent decision-making is very important. There are many decisions and behaviors that teens make and engage in that make parents worry. What are some activities or behaviors you participate in that might make your parents worried about you, or your safety?
Parents Worry About You Possible reasons why your parents worry about you: Your parents love you They care for you They want to see the best for you They want to see you make good decisions They want to see you do well in life; become productive adults Why do your parents worry about you?
Parents Worry About You What are some things (i.e., behaviors) that parents do when they are worried about you? They may give you advice They may constantly ask you what is wrong and really encourage you to talk with them They may try to make a decision for you or say you cant do something What else have your parents done when they were worried about you?
Parents Worry About You Why do parents engage in these behaviors when they are worried about you? They want you to be safe They want to see you make good decisions Because they are parents; they love you Why might your parents feel compelled to share their experiences and wisdom? Have you ever benefited from listening to your parents experience or wisdom?
Parents Worry About You Why is it important for you to understand this goal (i.e., why is it important to understand your parents perspective)? Parents have already gone through many similar things that you are going through currently. With that experience, they have gained an insight on how to handle lifes big and little problems. They want to spare you that pain and trouble because they love you so much. You are their child; they want to protect you from the world, if at all possible.