Presentation on theme: "How has your 9 th grade year been so far? Has it bee easier or harder than you thought it would be?"— Presentation transcript:
How has your 9 th grade year been so far? Has it bee easier or harder than you thought it would be?
Developmental Tasks The Teen Age Years
DEVELOPMENTAL TASKS ARE MILE MARKERS ALONG THE TEENAGE HIGHWAY
Develop mature relationships with peers of both genders
Adopt Socially Approved Gender Roles
Accept Body as it is and Make the most of the body you have
Become Emotionally Independent from Parents and other adults
Prepare for marriage and family life
Select and Prepare for a Career
Adopt priorities in keeping with personal goals and societal expectations
Adopt socially responsible behaviour Responsibility: Responsibility is doing what you are expected to do, when you are asked to do it or maybe even doing it on your own! Each person is responsible for his or her behaviour and actions.
Task of Adolescents - Who Am I? - Who are others? - What can I do or be? - What do I value?
How are Teens and Toddlers alike? Year Old Year Old Year Old Year Old 15 Year Old Year Old Of course these ages are not rigid and will vary from individual to individual 1-2 Year Old with hunger boredom and impatience 2-3 Year Old with stubbornness and rebellion 1-3 Year Old Temper Tantrums 4 Year old Mouthy, argumentative doing it own way 5 Year Old: Internal balance established, more cooperative Some say Parents are OK
Its hard to be (1)5!
What are some things that might happen in your life to keep you from meeting these tasks?
Under normal conditions, most teens develop into RESPONSIBLE ADULTS, but sometimes life happens……
1.Death of a parent 2.Parents getting a divorce 3.Death of a sibling, close family member or friend. 4.Severe illness such as cancer or AIDS
1.Physical 2.Emotional/verbal 3.Sexual
1.Grades 2.Sports 3.Physical appearance
Why do you think normal development is interrupted when one of these events happen? Because all the focus is on the trauma
When will normal development be regained? When the person is ready. Its different for everyone.
What are some normal activities that help a teen to accomplish developmental tasks? Going to school Hanging out with positive friends Continuing regular activities
Divorce Death Low self-esteem Moving Loss of friends Poor role models Poor relationships Lack of motivation
How can knowing who you are and what you want out of life, help you meet these developmental tasks?