Objective 1: The student will be able to determine how peer pressure influences their own behaviors and how it can lead to being parents too early. Peer pressure. Lesson vocabulary Peer pressure - the control and influence people your own age may have over you.
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Objective 1: The student will be able to determine how peer pressure influences their own behaviors and how it can lead to being parents too early.
Why being aggressive may not work:
When you are aggressive you do not respect the other person’s opinion. Saying things like “You’re nuts” or “You must be crazy to think I would do that” may offend the other person.
Why being passive does not work:
People will not believe what you say and imply that you really are not sure of your decisions. They will continue to apply pressure on you. Statements like “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure if I should” are passive statements.
Being assertive shows that you stand behind your decision but does not attack or insult others. “I’m not interested in doing that” or “I have made a choice not to do that” are assertive statements.
1. Name 2 ways to prevent peer pressure and 2 ways to resist peer pressure.
2. How would saying “That is a stupid thing to do.” offend somebody. How could it affect your friendship?
3. Name 3 risky behaviors that teenagers may engage in. Give one possible consequence of each.
Information in this slide show is from Abstinence: Making Responsible Decisions. Glencoe. 1999.