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1 Learning About Yourself
Growing & Changing

2 Objectives Relate how the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social changes that take place during adolescence help you achieve certain developmental tasks Create and identify ways to show responsibility at home and school Explain how independence is achieved and apply it to your own life

3 Words to Know Adolescence Developmental task Physical change
Intellectual change Emotional change Social change Growth spurt Hormones Emotions Peers Roles Responsibility Independence

4 Here’s Where You are AT…..
“I’ll be glad when I’m old enough to do that.” You are looking forward to: Driver’s license Part-time job Dating Move out INDEPENDENCE Adolescence – stage between childhood & adulthood

5 Growth & Development 3 major stages of life
Childhood Adolescence Adulthood Certain skills & behavior patterns develop in each. (developmental tasks) Examples: Preparing for your future (adolescence) Sit – crawl – walk – run (childhood)

6 Developmental Tasks of Teens
Learn to accept changes in body Select and prepare for a career Achieve emotional independence Learn to get along with peers Acquire a set of standards that guide your behavior Learn what behavior will be expected in adult roles Accept responsibility Become independent of adults

7 Growth & Development Adolescence = 4 major changes
Physical changes – occur as body grows & matures Intellectual changes – take place as you learn more about the world around you Emotional change – affect how you feel about situations and how you express those feelings Social change – occur as you meet people and learn how to get along with them

8 There is nothing permanent except change.
Reflect: There is nothing permanent except change. -Heraclitus

9 Growth & Development The changes will affect the way you act and think. Decisions – actions - future More you know – the easier it will be to understand the changes Changes – unique & special No one else like you You are normal

10 Identical Twins, But Yet So Different


12 As a Table……… Think of the changes you will/have experience(d) during adolescence. What kinds of challenges do you expect to encounter in the four different areas physical intellectual social emotional 10 minutes to discuss. Select a reporter and report to the class.

13 Adolescence 11 – 17 years old

14 PHYSICAL CHANGES Affect the shape of your body
Adult figure or physique Girls – usually mature about 2 years Girls stop growing - 15 Boys – 17 Some continue until 20 Individual rate Growth – rapidly – growth spurt

15 PHYSICAL CHANGES Includes both the development of larger muscles & an improved ability to use those muscles Better eye-hand coordination – small muscles – more control Many changes that you will notice occur as the body begins to mature sexually Changes are caused by chemicals in your body called hormones.

16 PHYSICAL CHANGES Males – facial hair, voices deepen, shoulder widen
Females – hips widen, breast enlarge, figure – more shapely, changes within the body that enables pregnancy Taking care of self – IMPORTANT

17 As a table, create a list of what you can do to keep healthy during this change
And discuss….. How do you cope with all the changes????

18 Intellectual Changes Intelligence will be expanded
By age 8 – 80% of adult intelligence has already been developed 13 – 15 ability to reason & solve problems (actions & consequences) See others’ point of view Skills will help you communicate!! Developmental task: select & prepare for a career

19 If I fail…… Developmental task: select & prepare for a career

20 What will happen….. If you fail to select & prepare for a career during adolescence……….. Why is it important to prepare for a career right now????

21 Emotional Changes Not so easy to see New, confusing feelings = NORMAL
Emotions – feelings you have about people & events in your life Feelings change quickly Never knowing exactly what you want As you develop, you will learn how to handle your emotions

22 Negative Emotions Anger, jealousy, envy, and fear
Often hard to control Not handled properly – difficult situation Uncontrolled anger/jealousy – lost of friends Almost everyone becomes angry Venting negative emotions on just anyone is not appropriate Getting feelings out in open can be a good way of dealing Talk to someone/write a letter/some type of physical activity

23 Positive Emotions Love, affection, joy Makes everyone feel good
Many relationships based on love Learning to express “love” in appropriate ways D.T. – Achieve emotional independence Think for yourself & make own decisions Still respect others opinions, but will less dependent on adults

24 Social Change How you relate to others
Peers (persons your own age) are more important to you Learning to communicate & get along w/peers Natural to want to be like by your peers Feeling you belong – important part D.T. – Acquire a set of standards that guide your behavior Think carefully Decided what is important to you

25 Worksheet

26 Roles Role – pattern of expected behavior Fill many roles
Son, daughter, students, ball player, brother, sister, friend In each you are expected to act a certain way D.T. – what behavior will be expected in adult roles Remember, whatever the role, relax & be yourself

27 Word bank Emotional Changes 5 Developmental Tasks 2 Peers 10
Adolescence 1 Independence 13 Physical Changes 3 Intellectual Changes 4 Role 11 Social Changes 6 Emotions 9 Responsibilities 12 Hormones 8 Growth Spurts 7

28 Accepting Responsibility
All changes & growing helps you achieve D.T. accepting responsibility Being responsible – you can be trusted to carry through an assignment or job Responsibilities – duties/jobs you must carry through Family, friends, school & community

29 Individual Work Create a list of your current responsibilities. Then list additional responsibilities you anticipate you will assume as you mature. Be sure to create a list for home, school, and for yourself

30 Becoming Independent Independence – responsible for own actions
Provide own needs & wants In control of their lives Form your own identity Prepare for a career becoming responsible for your decisions & developing socially acceptable behavior Independence achieved one step at a time

31 Discuss at Table: What are some ways you can demonstrate to adults in your life that you are becoming independent?

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