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1 Our Essential Question: By the end of this lesson we should be able to answer: What factors contribute to a quality life?

2 Teen Living 1.01 Quality of Life & Character Development

3 What makes you the person you are? Why do you look the way you do? Why do you enjoy the activities you enjoy? Why are you friends with the people you are friends with?

4 We are all affected by our environment and our heredity Environment is what SURROUNDS us at any time. (home life, school, peers) Heredity is the sum of all traits passed on through genes from parents to children.

5 You are a UNIQUE person with needs! Maslow’s Hierarchy shows us what we need:

6 We are all different but we have to respect each other’s needs.

7 I Need It! Physical Needs: items that the body needs to live. Food Sleep Clothing Shelter Water Emotional Needs: non-physical needs, often expressed as feelings. Love Acceptance Recognition Security Safety

8 Teens go through three types of changes during adolescence: Physical Intellectual/Emotional Social

9 Teens go through three types of changes during adolescence Physical Called puberty Hormones (chemicals in the body) trigger certain types of growth Sexual development, weight gain, height, deepening of voice, menstrual cycle begins.

10 Intellectual Influenced by heredity, environment, and desire to learn. If your environment lacks stimulation, your intellectual growth suffers.

11 Emotional Express emotions positively! Life isn’t fair but life sure is ____________! Self-Concept – how you see yourself.

12 Social Begins in CHILDHOOD. Peers are people who are your age. During social growth, teens want to be with peers rather than family. Causes you to desire more control!

13 When will I use this? On the Job Some ways that self-concept affects job success: Provides self-confidence to do the job Creates a desire or want to do a good job. Encourages self-discipline. Allows a person to take reasonable risks, such as go to new places, make new friends, and learn new tasks.

14 WAYS TO BE HEALTHY: A. Physical A. Physical health can be determined by: 1. Exercise 2. Nutrition 3. Safety 4. Sleep/rest 5. Stress

15 Exercise You should include at least of aerobic activity in your daily schedule.

16 Nutrition Nutrition includes eating healthy and getting all the nutrients you need to maintain bodily function and target weight. Sleep/Rest: Most people feel best with 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

17 Safety Look through a window or peephole before opening the door. Check around you as you get in your car and lock the doors as soon as you get in. Safe driving and choices.

18 Stress Stress – is the body’s reaction to events. Happens with something good or bad. Body response ~ fast heartbeat, sweat, tightening stomach, or flushed skin.

19 How does STRESS behave? Juggling!

20 Ways to positively deal with stress: Exercise Time management Setting realistic goals Eat regular meals Talk to someone Leisure activities

21 Responsibility More independence=More responsibilities Which is responsible? Cheating on a test you forgot to study for. Turning in jewelry you found. Borrowing clothes without asking, as long as you return them.

22 Oh, the Pressure! Peer – person with equal standing. Peer Pressure – pressure from peers to do something.

23 Peer Pressure To study for a test. Invite a new student to eat lunch with you. To lie to your parents. To stay out past curfew. To make fun of people.

24 “ ‘Tis better to be alone than in bad company.” - George Washington

25 Study Skills Organization 1.Take notes in a regular format, using highlighting, different colors, or rewrite notes when you go back to study. 2.Tape your notes and listen to them while you complete other tasks (dovetailing)

26 Study Troublemakers Procrastination – putting off doing something until the last minute. Overcommittment – not being able to say no or taking on too many activities at once

27 Time management tools Calendar- For planning more than a week in the future. Dovetailing- Doing activities together to save time. Ex: Listening to a book on tape while driving. Prioritizing- List the most important things to accomplish at the top of a to-do list.


29 Character Traits a. Caring – is demonstrated by people who are kind to everyone. They also have empathy! b. Citizenship – refers to the quality of a person’s response to membership in a community. c. Fairness – is the ability to be honest and impartial and not prejudice toward others’ opinions, ideas, or ways of doing things.

30 d. Respect –to hold someone/thing in high regard. e. Responsibility – being accountable and doing what’s right! You accept the consequences, good or bad. f. Tolerance – respecting the individual differences, views and beliefs of others g. Trustworthiness – means you can be relied on. Character Traits

31 Defense Mechanisms Defense mechanisms are behavior patterns people use to protect their self-esteem. They can be + or - solutions.

32 Common Defense Mechanisms Projection Fight Fantasy Denial Regression Conversion Rationalization  Blame someone else  Self defense  Day dream  Refuse to admit a problem  Go back to earlier behavior  Change bad to good  Making excuses

33 More Defense Mechanisms Withdrawl Repression Compromise Displacement Avoidance Flight Compensation  Lack of interest  Forget the bad times  Meet halfway  Take it out on others  Avoid person/situation  Run away from issues  To make up to yourself for some loss

34 Lessons on Life from Noah’s Ark One: Don't miss the boat. Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat. Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. Six: Build your future on high ground. Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs. Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs. Nine: When you're stressed, float a while. Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. Eleven: No matter how bad and booming the storm, when you are with family/friends, there's always a rainbow waiting.

35 Classwork & Homework Alex’s Big Surprise – Work on this IN CLASS. If you finish early, you can begin the worksheet in your packet called “What’s Your Defense?” Do 1-15. We will be checking at the beginning of class tomorrow!


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