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GROWING UP - ADOLESCENCE - 1

V. Ryan 2010

 

Adolescence is all about growing up. As we grow up the way we think and act changes. If you watch a child of four or five years of age and then compare his/her actions to a person of your age, there will be differences. If you watch a person of your age and compare his/her actions with those of your parents you will again find that there are plenty of differences.
As we get older we become more mature in the way we think and act.

What is immaturity?
An immature person is one that has difficulty sorting out problems and usually gets angry, frustrated, agitated and sometimes violent. They usually act before they think. Young children act like this when they have a tantrum.

What is a mature person?
A mature person is one that is able to find a solution to problems through discussion. They are able to think carefully about their own actions before acting. Young people and adults are usually like this.
 
EXERCISE
 
1. Complete the two columns below by adding the names of gifts that the two people are likely to want as a presents. The people must be both male or both female.
 
 
 
2. Why do you think the gifts the young child may like are not suitable for the adult?
 
 
 
 
 
3. In the space below list all the gifts you would like to receive or have received recently. Place a tick next to each gift that you consider are suitable for a person your age.
 
 
 
 
4. Draw a rich picture with ‘mature’ at its centre. Around it place all those words you think represents a mature person.
 
5. Draw a rich picture with immature at its centre. Around it place all those words you think represents an immature person.
 
 
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