Presentation on theme: "Objectives: State why teen relationships are important"— Presentation transcript:
1 Reproductive Health Building Responsible Relationships Chapter 19: pages 456-468 Objectives:State why teen relationships are importantList positive characteristics to look for in a dating partnerDescribe appropriate dating behaviorState two things you can do to maintain a healthy relationship with your partnerSummarize the benefits of abstinence
2 MotivationList your standards or qualities you look for in finding the right person.What types of behavior would a date have to exhibit before you decided not to go on a second date with someone?State three risk factors for teen sexual activity. What can teens do to avoid these factors?
3 Do NowWrite one page describing what you think an ideal date would be like. Discuss details such as where you would go and what you would do in your community.
4 Discussion Questions Define dating. Why are teen relationships important?Why do teens date?What is a benefit of dating?What are possible problems of dating?List five Do’s and Don’ts of dating.
5 Building Responsible Relationships Healthy relationships develop gradually and can exist on many levels of closeness.Initial attractionFriendshipClose friendshipTwo people get to know each other’s values and feelings and enjoy doing things together. This is considered “dating”.Deep friendshipThe two people confide in, trust, and support each other. This is considered “going steady”.Lifelong loveTwo people feel they can commit to each other for life. This relationship may lead to marriage.Think of a personal relationship that is current or past. What path did the relationship follow?
6 Teen Relationships Are Important Forming own identityReasons for datingGet to know each other/develop friendshipsFind companionship and supportExplore future characteristicsBenefits of datingFind out differences in people/to whom you relate most easilyResolve disagreements and communicate more effectivelyEnrich your life by providing support during challenging timesPossible problems of datingEngage in risky behaviors, such as sexual activityDeveloping healthy relationshipsTreat people with respect/be treated with respect
7 Finding the Right Person Looking for the right person (quality of the person’s character)Is unselfishTreats others wellIs tolerant and respectfulHas similar morals and valuesIs fun to be withRespects himself or herselfAvoiding the wrong personIf the person hurts you emotionally and physically, do not date that person. A relationship cannot grow and survive without mutual respect. Avoid people who are jealous, possessive, manipulative, arrogant, and disloyal.Being the right personBe a good friend or dating partner (a person of integrity and character).
8 Appropriate Dating Behavior Dating in groupsReduces pressure to engage in risky behaviorsActing appropriatelyTreat others the way you want to be treatedFollowing the rulesRespect parental boundariesEnding relationshipsKnow when and how to breakup
9 Benefits of Abstinence The conscious decision not to participate in sexual activity and the skills to support that decision.Teens have enough to juggle in their lives (good relationships, good health, self-respect, and future goals) without having to deal with the stress of being sexually active.Staying true to your personal valuesAvoiding risk/worry of becoming pregnant or being infected with a sexually transmitted diseaseLess complicated relationshipsBetter reputation among peersAllowing time to develop the maturity need to make important decisionsWhat other factors might influence teens to remain sexually abstinent?
10 ClosureDescribe the type of person you would like to have as a friend and the type of person you would like to have as a dating partner. Are the two types similar?Make a list of steps you can take to maintain healthy dating relationships.
11 Extended PracticeWatch two different television programs that portray teens. Write a paragraph for each program explaining whether the teens in these programs are making responsible decisions regarding relationships and possible sexual activity.
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