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1 Chapter One – Personal Growth Mr. Marquis Child DevelopmentChapter One – Personal GrowthMr. Marquis
2 Be Your BestYou have left childhood behind and are well on your way to independent living. Now it is time to think about your adult life and what you hope to accomplish. The choices you make will either positively or negatively affect your life, both now and in the future. Your journey through life begins with an understanding of who you are right now. You can build on this understanding and make a plan to become the kind of person you want to be.
3 Your PersonalityYour personality is the combination of characteristics that makes you unique.At this stage in your life you may be or have already experienced the physical and emotional changes that come with adolescence.As you get older, you may find yourself becoming more introspective, looking closely at your own thoughts, feelings and motives.
4 Your PersonalityThere are four main categories of personality characteristics:EmotionalEvery person feels the same basic emotions, happiness, fear, love, anger – yet each responds in their own unique waySocialIn society, people meet, interact and relate to other people. Some people prefer the company of others, while some prefer being alone.IntellectualAs you gain experience and knowledge, you learn to solve more complex problems. Using your mind rather than your emotions to solve a problem is a sign of intellectual maturity.Moral
5 Your Personality Moral Morality is a sense of right and wrong that guides decisions and actions.Morality is based on values.A value is an accepted principle or standard held by a person or a group.Values guide you through life and help you make decisionsTeens who develop a reliable moral compass are more likely to make positive decisions.
6 Your ChoicesAs a young adult you will make more and more decisions that deal with issues of right and wrong behaviorAlthough you may want to do what is right, sometimes it is not clear how you should actFor example, telling the truth and treating people fairly are commonly accepted standards of moral behaviorLying and cheating are not
7 Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Self-Concept is the way you see yourself and the way you believe others see youIt is based on your perception of your strengths and weaknesses, skills, talents and other qualities that make up your unique personalityWhen you have a positive self-concept, you like and accept yourself the way you areYour self-concept is influenced by experiences you have and what you and other people say about.Negative and positive comments help shape your self-concept
8 Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Your self-concept is directly related to your self-esteemSelf-esteem is the value or importance you place on yourselfSelf-esteem reflects how you feel about the picture you have of yourself in your mindPeople who have a positive self-concept have high self-esteem. People who dislike the picture of themselves struggle with low self-esteem.Self-esteem matters because it has a strong influence on your behavior and your well-being
9 Self-Concept and Self-Esteem High self-esteem generally leads to more responsible behaviorIt also gives you a positive outlook and enables you to make the best of your life“Optimism – A positive attitude can make the difference between giving up and achieving success. Count your blessings – not your misfortunes. Focus on the positive for a brighter outlook.”
10 Thinking Map Time! Create a bubble map in your notes In the center circle, write “Boost Your Self-Esteem”For each of the six steps listed below, add an example from your own lifeLearn to accept praiseFocus on your strengthsLearn from your mistakesAccept yourself as you areUse your strengths to help othersTake responsibility for your own life
11 Realize Your Potential Potential is the capacity to develop, succeed or become something more than you are right nowSuggestions for maximizing your potential:Set prioritiesConsider interests and activitiesDevelop supportive friendshipsAvoid procrastination – the tendency to put off doing something until laterBe health-smartPractice abstinence – the deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors including sexual activity, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
12 Personal Growth and Maturity Personal growth is learning and practicing new skills as you progress towards reaching your full potentialGrowth is a life-long process. You are never too old or too mature change and learnThe desire to reach adulthood is a normal and important goal.But the real goal is to reach maturity.Maturity means reaching full-development – physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and morally.
13 Make Positive Changes Some of life’s changes are quick and easy However, many changes are gradual, or taken one step at a timeChange can involve difficult or simple things (like organizing your room or moving away from your friends and family for a job)The ability to make changes and adapt to change is an essential life skill
14 Barriers to ChangeTrying to make a positive change is not always easy.Barriers to change includeThinking you have to do it all by yourselfForgetting that change takes timeProcrastinatingIn order to help overcome these barriersMake a plan for changeSet goalsBe accountable or responsible for your own actions and attitudesIdentify a change you would like to make and a barrier that is prohibiting this change
15 Developing Competence Competence is having the qualities and skills needed to perform a task or participate fully in an activity.There are degrees of competenceIf you want to make a change, you need to develop or improve your competence in a related areaOnce you have a committed to change, brainstorm ways to improve your competence – school, books, magazines, websites are all resources that can help you.
16 Gaining ConfidenceConfidence means you believe in yourself and your abilitiesCommon characteristics of confident people are:Self-assuranceSelf-controlWillingness to take risksPositive Self-Concept and High Self-EsteemConfidence grows each time you succeedYour increased confidence makes you more willing to work toward building your competencies.
17 Learning from Disappointment “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.”“I’ve lost almost 300 games.”Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.”“I’ve failed over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.”- Michael Jordan
18 Meeting Life’s Challenges Change is a part of lifeSome changes are expected, like moving outSome changes are unexpected, like the sudden loss of a jobThese changes create challengesEveryone faces challenges, some more serious than othersDisabilities, poverty, discrimination are all types of serious challenges people faceThey may seem impossible to overcome, but there are examples everyday of people who conquer them
19 Challenges of Teen Years Changes that occur during adolescence can make any teen feel insecureOne teen struggles to fit in at school, another is uncomfortable with their changing body, and yet another is sensitive about what people say about themEvery adult you know was a teen once and although it may seem like it at times, you are not aloneThere are steps you can take to make things easier and better cope with the ups and downs of adolescence
20 Coping With Changes Look ahead Think Positively Take advantage of new abilitiesGet help when you need itParticipate in physical activitiesEat the right foodsVolunteer in your communityLook for ways to make new friends
21 Positive Attitude and Sources of Support Some people develop qualities that help them prepare to meet life’s challenges head on.They are able to adapt and make the necessary changesResiliency is the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortunePerseverance is sticking to an action or belief, even when it is difficultFamily, friends, religious leaders, school counselors and teachers are all possible sources of supportDo not be afraid to ask for help
22 “grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”