Presentation on theme: "Teenagers and Peer Relationships"— Presentation transcript:
1 Teenagers and Peer Relationships “No person is an island.”“Tell me who your friends are and I shall tell you who you are.”
2 Dynamics of human relationships change as one grows up. During infancy and childhood one is so much dependent on others.As one grows up, she/he feels the need for independence.Freedom always comes with responsibility.Often freedom is misused
3 Peer Pressure What is peer pressure? Influence exerted by the peer group to change attitude, values and behaviours of a person.You feel the need to be accepted
4 Positive Peer Pressure In AcademicsImprove gradesImprove confidenceResult in trying more things or getting involved at schoolIn your familyHelp relationshipsResult in more time with familyImprove communication
5 Negative Peer Pressure Negative peer pressure might:In AcademicsLower school attendanceDrop gradesImpact ability to get into collegeChange group of friendsIn your familyIncrease distance from family membersResult in less time spent at homeIncrease negative behaviors/attitudeHurt communication
6 Parental Pressure Conform to set standards Fulfill their dreams Meet their expectationsYou’re under pressure to prove yourself.
7 Many teenagers are caught between these two pressures (peers and parents) To be considered a looser is the biggest fear a teenager has.Self-esteem suffers.Don’t you want to live your dreams?
8 Choose your friends wisely “Would my parents be proud of those I am associating with?”If your friends have solid character traits like intelligence, loyalty, kindness and dedication, you'll see that they have a positive effect on your life.Do you yourself posses the qualities you wish to have in your friends?
9 7 Human Relationship Principles Be genuinely interested in people.Avoid Selfish ExpressionsBe ready for sacrificesBe a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselvesLearn to speak good things about othersGive Honest and Sincere appreciationTalk in terms of the other person’s interest
10 Basic Life Positions I am ok, you are ok GOOD LIFE POSITION General Mental AttitudeConfidentMentally healthyOptimisticAttitude to Life: It is worth living
11 I am not ok, you are ok DEPRESSIVE POSITION General Mental AttitudeDepressiveLacking Self-confidenceAttitude to Life: Not worth very much
12 I am not ok, you are not okFUTILE POSITIONGeneral Mental AttitudeRejects selfWithdrawsAcute depressionAttitude to Life: It is not worth anything at all
13 I am ok, you are not ok (Therefore I best get rid of you to be ok) PARANOID POSITIONGeneral Mental AttitudeArrogantCriticalAggressiveAttitude to Life: Not worth very much