Presentation on theme: "Dating Relationships and Abstinence"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dating Relationships and Abstinence Chapter 2Dating Relationships and Abstinence
2 Changing Friendships Changes during your teen years include: Making new friendsForming new types of friendshipsYour physical changes in your teen years cause you to start to see the world in more complex ways.You see how you will fit into society.Your relationships become more important than when you were younger.You seek deeper qualities in your friends.TrustLoyaltyYou can show respect through simple courtesies. Every relationship benefits!You begin to develop feelings of attraction.
3 Teen Dating Group Dating Individual Dating Conversation is generally easier. Talk less and listen more.Less pressure to engage in risky behaviors.Less expense because everyone shares the costs.Individual DatingCan be more stressful.You are developing different types of friendships.A commitment is a pledge or a promise.
4 Teen Dating Affection is the feelings of love for another person. Holding handsHuggingDo something thoughtful for another personGive a card or a small giftSome choose sexual activity, but it is more healthful to postpone sexual activity until adulthood and marriage.
5 Healthy Dating Relationships Healthy Dating Relationships involve healthful boundaries and healthful ways of showing affection.Friendship includes reliability and loyalty.Sympathetic means being aware of how someone feels at a given moment.CommunicationDon’t pressure yourself or date to go beyond your healthful boundaries.The qualities of a healthful dating relationship have much in common with a good friendship.Consequences are the results of actions.Limits are invisible boundaries that protect you.Mutual respectCaring, honesty, and commitment.You each bring out the best in each other.
6 Dating ViolenceDating violence is when a person in a dating relationship tires to control his or her partner.PhysicalEmotionalPsychologicalIf a dating relationship feels uncomfortable or becomes violent, it is important to tell an adult.If your dating partner becomes violent or abusive, avoid the relationship.
8 Consequences of Teen Sexual Activity Choosing abstinence is a way to avoid the physical and emotional consequences of sexual activity.Abstinence is the conscious active choice not to participate in high-risk behaviors.In truth, most teens avoid sexual activity.Physical ConsequencesSexually Transmitted Disease (STD)Unplanned pregnancyMental/Emotional ConsequencesEmotional Distress - lack of partner commitment.Loss of self-respect – may go against personal/family values.Guilt – over hiding their sexual activity.Regret and anxiety – if sexual activity leads to STD, unplanned pregnancy, or the breakup of the relationship.
9 Consequences of Teen Sexual Activity Social ConsequencesLimits interest in finding new friends.Eliminate friendsTeen years are a time to meet new people and explore new interestsUnplanned pregnancy can limit future goals.Eliminate completion of schoolCaring for a baby and raising a child must become your first priority
10 Abstinence and Saying NO Risk Behaviors are actions that might cause injury or harm to you or others.Commit to abstinenceTalk to the person you are datingStay positiveBe clear about your reasonsBe firm in setting limitsDealing with sexual feelingsSet limits to express affection.Communicate with your partnerTalk with a trusted adult.Avoid risky situationsKnow where you are goingAvoid places where alcohol is involvedAvoid being alone on a dateDate someone who respects you and shares your values.
11 Abstinence and Saying NO Refusal Skills are strategies that help you say NO effectively.Say NO in a firm voice.Tell why or why not.Offer other ideas.Promptly Leave.Negative peer pressureTrue friends do not pressure you to do something that is unhealthful, unsafe, or against your values.Positive peer pressureCan help you make hard decisions, improve your overall health and help you feel good about yourself.