* From the ages of 12 to 19, you gradually change from a child into an adult.
Girls Breasts develop Hips Widen Body fat increases Boys Shoulders broaden Hair appears on face and chest
* Voice deepens * Muscle strength increases * Body hair appears * Skin releases more oils * Perspiration increases
* Height and Muscle Mass * Growing Pains * Energy Demands * Early bloomers & Late Bloomers
* Mental changes during adolescence include improved abstract thinking, reasoning skills, and impulse control. * Abstract thinking- your thoughts and feelings were tied directly to your physical experiences at each moment. * Reasoning skills- As you get older your reasoning skills change; including, the way you solve problems and make decisions. * Impulse control- making decisions on the spur of the moment and not taking time to set back and decide.
* During your adolescence, individuals start to define meaning in their lives, a set of personal values, and a sense of self. Examples: * Question whether your friends really are * Question opinions & beliefs of others (Parents) * Question your place in the world
* Making everyday decisions * Resisting negative influences * Thinking about your future
* Helping out * Giving back * Playing by the rules * With growing up into an adolescence, there is increased responsibilities that requires more of your time.
* Friends During your adolescence you may realize that your friends are more than just people whom you have fun with. They are people who you really listen to and talk to gain knowledge & support. * Community As you get older you may realize that your actions directly affect your community life, and the people around you. As you mature, you will see that these benefits depend on you and people like you.
* Physical maturity- the state of being full-grown in the physical sense, by their late teens or early twenties. * Emotional maturity- has 3 major factors that contribute to emotional maturity- developing close relationships with others, giving back to society, and learning to accept yourself for who you are.
* Approx. 90% of all Americans marry at sometime during their lives. * Why do people Marry? * What do you think a successful marriage is? * Love, compatibility, and commitment are key factors in a successful marriage.
* After the age of 30, adults being to experience changes associated with the aging process. Aging is the normal biological process that you cannot avoid. * Physical Changes- grey hair, facial wrinkles, vision & hearing become less sharp.
* Bones shrink in size and become more brittle * The heart has to work harder to pump blood through the body. * Memory becomes less sharp * Reflexes slow down * Skin becomes drier & less elastic.
* Denial * Anger * Bargaining * Depression * Acceptance * Terminal illness- an illness for which there is no chance for recovery.
* Staying actively involved in a dying loved one’s life will help both you and the dying person cope. * After the death of a loved one, it is important not to deny your feelings. However, don’t become so overwhelmed with emotion that you forget to take care of yourself.
* Be a good listener * Write a sympathy note * Help with everyday errands * If necessary, help your friend get counseling