Presentation on theme: "Teenagers and Peer Relationships"— Presentation transcript:
1Teenagers and Peer Relationships “No person is an island.”“Tell me who your friends are and I shall tell you who you are.”
2Dynamics 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
3Peer 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
4Positive Peer Pressure In AcademicsImprove gradesImprove confidenceResult in trying more things or getting involved at schoolIn your familyHelp relationshipsResult in more time with familyImprove communication
5Negative 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
6Parental Pressure Conform to set standards Fulfill their dreams Meet their expectationsYou’re under pressure to prove yourself.
7Many 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?
8Choose 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?
97 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
10Basic Life Positions I am ok, you are ok GOOD LIFE POSITION General Mental AttitudeConfidentMentally healthyOptimisticAttitude to Life: It is worth living
11I am not ok, you are ok DEPRESSIVE POSITION General Mental AttitudeDepressiveLacking Self-confidenceAttitude to Life: Not worth very much
12I am not ok, you are not okFUTILE POSITIONGeneral Mental AttitudeRejects selfWithdrawsAcute depressionAttitude to Life: It is not worth anything at all
13I 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