It can be very hard to get them involved in the community, but the results can change their lives forever. There are people who disagree with this and say that teens are bad influences to smaller kids and that having them around will cause corruption. This can be true, but is not true of every teen. Dealing with the opposition to my particular topic makes me feel a lot more intrigued about really going out into the world and doing something about it. All teens should have a chance to be involved with others in a positive way, and without community groups going out and searching for them, its not going to happen.
To begin, I think all teens must make their own mistakes in order to ever learn a lesson. Not just teens, but everyone must make mistakes in order to experience the emotions of regret. Once the teens experience the emotions of regret they will eventually learn to avoid and wont make the same mistakes again. If the parent was to explain to the teens about the mistakes it wouldn’t be as of effective as them experiencing some mistakes on their own. Making mistakes is apart of growing up and maturing into a adult.
Lev Vygotsky’s theory was based on social/emotional development needs to show demonstration/imagination to allow a child to progress. His belief was based on the kinaesthetic technique as he believed that when children observe someone that is more advanced than them they learn from them and imitate their actions. Lev Vygotsky“...suggested that this silent inner speech and spoken social speech are connected...” (Meggitt et al, 2012. P.80). It is critical to link his theory to practice as it encourages/allows children to communicate with other children using their social skills which they have developed and allows children to build self-confidence.
One other reason that goes towards why children are not allowed to vote is that they do not see the world like adults see it, they do not see the hidden truths that life hold. These naive souls may not see the world in which we do, but they see their own unique perspective on everything in life and is this bad? Children will lose this perspective once they become adults. So why not let children vote now while they still have this unique perspective on life? Besides, isn't that what people running for office want?
The Development of Identity and Self-Concept Middle childhood to adolescent development is an important time for counselors to explore. During this time children begin to develop their identity and their self-concept. In order to determine where the client is developmentally, regardless of age, and explore potential factors associated with maladaptive thoughts of self-worth, counselors must understand the process of identity and self-concept development. Identity As a child transitions from middle childhood to early adolescence, they begin to explore who they are beyond their family. They explore their gender roles, morals, relationships, understandings, and conflicts (Broderick & Blewitt, 2010).
Your one of them aren’t you? One of the teenagers who can’t think for yourself online anymore and you’re too afraid to express your own opinion, because of peer pressure and this new “like” culture. You’re hiding behind this mask and not showing your true form online, because you might be ridiculed and un-accepted by everyone for sharing your opinion. You should be focusing on school, homework and just living, not getting addicted to tweeting or updating your Facebook status. Those tweets or statuses you make have to get enough “likes” or comments, or you won’t “belong” or “be popular”.
You have to put them into action alone. (2) Think aloud: When you have difficult choices to make, allow children to see how you work through the issues, weigh the pros and cons, and make decisions. The process of making good decisions is a skill. A good role model not only will show the child the best decision, but also how they arrived at that conclusion. That way, children will be able to follow the reasoning that when they are in the same situation.
They are not people who are understood by our mainstreamed and narrow minded world of society. Family members and people close to emo kids think they are closing themselves off to the world by wanting to be left alone. Emo kids aren’t your typical happy go lucky teens that you see normally. Reason being is they are the bullied, the picked on and the ones who don’t fit in with the in crowd or have been made an outcast. They then go about thinking that this is how life is meant to be lived.
They are not given the experience talks from family, the actual good advice from friends or the knowledge from school. Students don’t always receive the support they need due to many reasons. Their attitudes give many parents intimidation to even bring up sex, and many try to avoid the subject because they think their child will avoid it too. Teens don’t try to show their emotions for many reasons, and try to hide the way they really are from parents, which can end up in a bad situation. Also, many parents are either too busy working or too bust living their own life.
This is also true of rewards. They are more concerned with the external justifications of their behavior as it relates to a consequence, not an internal justification for change. When we justify behavior by intrinsic motivation there is a lasting effect. While we want children to follow rules, we really want to teach them how to respond appropriately to different situations in life. What happens when the motivations of punishment and/or reward are removed?