Presentation on theme: "By;David Salinas Adolescent communication. Introduction An adolescent is considered to be the teen years between the ages of 12-20. This long period is."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction An adolescent is considered to be the teen years between the ages of 12-20. This long period is the change from childhood to adulthood. Between these years it can be very hard to keep the lines of communication open between the child and the parents. Being a difficult task, it can be done if the parents properly approach it. Throughout my study I will express ways of what happens if there is no communication and solutions to this never ending issue.
Adolescent communication about sexuality! Talking about sexuality during the adolescent years can be a difficult task that can result in health-compromising outcomes if poor decisions are made. Experts, parents, and teenagers all believe that parents have a very important role in providing sex education to their children and that such communication has all the potential to help adolescents make good sexual decisions. However, parents find the task daunting; they often feel not equipped, and teenagers feel uncomfortable and suspect parents of prying into their private lives. The last decade or so has witnessed important growth in research on family communication about sex and sexuality. The parental communication plays an important role in helping children make good sexual decisions and act on them.
Adolescent communication with siblings Siblings have frequent disagreements with communication during adolescence. Young adolescents perceived conflict as occurring most frequently with siblings, probably due to the nature of the relationship. Much like other family members, relationships and communication with siblings are based on kinship and long histories of interaction; therefore, the relationship can withstand conflict without fear of dissolution. As siblings continue to grow older and develop mental differences between them it declines. Older siblings may hold on to earlier patterns of asymmetry in the relationship, which may cause problems to the younger siblings. These factors cause a automatic disagreement with communication causing a conflict. Disagreeing with communication is more prevalent with female siblings than male siblings. Although male siblings tend to communicate among each other a lot less than female siblings. A lot of the time this transfers over to adulthood when communicating.
Adolescent behavior problems Many adolescents everyday have problems and are getting into trouble. There is a lot of pressures for kids to deal with among friends and family. For some youth, pressures include poverty, violence parental problems and the lack of communication. Adolescents also may be concerned about significant issues such as religion, gender roles, values, or ethnicity. Some adolescents are having difficulty dealing with past traumas they have experienced, such as abuse. Parents and their teenagers are struggling between the youth's wanting independence while still needing parental guidance. Most of the time all of these conflicts result in behavior problems. Stemming from lack of communication.
Conclusion Communication is a primary process through which adolescents receive socioemotional support and information. Adolescents may perceive healthy parents as more available or more psychologically stable than an ill parent. There for fostering more openness with the healthy parent than with the ill parent. Healthy parent- adolescent communication also may reduce anxiety and increase psychosocial functioning. Although studies suggest that healthy parents may serve an important function in the adjustment of adolescents in families with ill parents, the relative importance of adolescent communication with each parent is vital to the development of a adolescent. My studies have brought me to the conclusion of communication is the best and relatively only way to get adolescents through their crazy world of hormones and social situations with peers, parents, siblings and the world its self
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