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Explain why parents are sometimes strict..

A) School- Homework and work in school B) Puberty --->It is necessary. I am a mother of three and rules for my kids C) Parents or family life are set in place for good reason. For either their safety or teach D) Trying to fit in them discipline or respect or even dignity. There are other many E) Friends many reasons why we have to be firm and strict at times, but I canF) What to do with your life honestly say that my motive for this is for the sheer concern G) Trying to look good- eg. being skinny/pretty welfare and well being of my children H) Boyfriends/Girlfriends --->Depends on the situation. I) Pushy Parents Setting limits is a parental responsibility. We are not doing our job, if we don't do this. --->Teenagers are going through a phase of trying to fit in by wearing cool clothes, or listening to certain music, and most of the If they are strict about some things, then maybe it is because they time they are wanting to avoid the parents. Teens are also getting KNOW the consequences for that behavior & want to protect you to the age where they are around drugs and alcohol. Raising a from it. teenager is hard work!! ---> --->I would probably say trying to fit in, being in Junior High, making new friends, school, and friends. A lot of things are Describe the major stressors in teens' lives. changing and people are too. --->These are some of the biggest stressors of a teen life.

Teen Stressors : Surviving the Teens Read some stories about other teens like you, plus find information on mental health conditions and additional resources. Life is full of stressors for both teens and their parents. To help teens and their families cope with stressors, the Division of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center describes some real-life situations, along with the related stressors and information on what other families have found helpful to deal with these stressors. Learn more about the perspective of the teenage brain. Stressors: What is a Stressor? A stressor is any change that upsets the balance in our lives, causing us to make an adjustment to it. Stress is the bodily or mental tension felt in response to various stressors, or events, in our lives. The more stressors a person experiences in a given period of time, the greater the risk for illness. Stressors can also trigger depression and suicidal behaviors in some teens.

Stressors: Psychiatric Illness Medical Illness Substance Use Family Peer / Social Self-Esteem and Sexual Identity Trauma / Violence Grief and Loss adaptive, way or in a negative, or maladaptive, way. Adaptive coping means dealing with the stressor effectively. Negative, or maladaptive coping, means ineffectively responding to stress, which often results in harm to oneself or others.

Story of Coping

My life seemed over. My family life was rapidly changing forever There are a variety of coping styles that people use when dealing and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I never thought that with stressors. The three most effective styles in dealing with the two people I loved most in the world would want to hurt me like that. How could MY parents of all people be getting a divorce? stress are: After the first few months went by, my mom told me we couldn't Confrontive coping afford to stay in our home any longer. I didn't know what to say or even how to react. We had been in our house since I was born; Supportant coping my best friend lived next door. Now I had to start all over again Optimistic coping and try to make new friends. I couldn't stand the pain I was going through and felt like running away and hiding in a dark hole. Learn more about Helping Blended Families After a Divorce. http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/alpha/p/psychiatry/teens/re KidsHealth.com also offers tips on Helping Your Child Through a al-life/coping.htm Divorce. Back to Top Explain why teens smoke cigarettes. --->Teen smoking might begin innocently, but it can become a long-term problem. In fact, most adult smokers begin smoking as Dealing with Stressors teenagers. Your best bet? Stop your teen from taking that first There are two ways to cope or deal with stressors: in a positive, or puff. Follow these tips to help prevent teen smoking.

No. 1: Understand the attraction

Teen smoking can be a form of rebellion or a way to fit in with a particular group of friends. Some teens light up in an attempt to lose weight or to feel better about themselves. Others smoke to No. 9: Think beyond cigarettes feel cool or independent. Ask your teen how he or she feels about Smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes (kreteks) and candy-flavored smoking and if any of your teen's friends smoke. Applaud your cigarettes (bidis) are sometimes mistaken as less harmful or teen's good choices, and talk about the consequences of bad addictive than are traditional cigarettes. Hookah smoking choices. You might also talk with your teen about how tobacco smoking tobacco through a water pipe is another alternative companies try to influence ideas about smoking such as sometimes touted as safe. Don't let your teen be fooled. Like showing smoking in movies to create the perception that it's traditional cigarettes, these products are addictive and can cause glamorous. cancer and other health problems. Many deliver higher concentrations of nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar than do No. 2: Say no to teen smoking traditional cigarettes. You might feel as if your teen doesn't hear a word you say, but say it anyway. Tell your teen that smoking isn't allowed. Your No. 10: Get involved disapproval might have more impact than you think. Teens whose Take an active stance against teen smoking. Participate in local parents set the firmest smoking restrictions tend to smoke less than do teens whose parents don't set smoking limits. The same and school-sponsored anti-smoking campaigns. Support efforts to make public places smoke-free and increase taxes on tobacco goes for teens who feel close to their parents. products, which can help reduce the odds that your teen will become a smoker. No. 3: Set a good example If your teen has already started smoking, avoid threats and Teen smoking is more common among teens whose parents ultimatums. Instead, find out why your teen is smoking and smoke. If you don't smoke, keep it up. If you do smoke, quit discuss ways to help your teen quit. Avoiding or stopping smoking now. The earlier you stop smoking, the less likely your teen is to is one of the best things your teen can do for a lifetime of good become a smoker. Ask your doctor about ways to stop smoking. health. In the meantime, don't smoke in the house, in the car or in front of your teen, and don't leave cigarettes where your teen might find them. Explain how unhappy you are with your smoking, how difficult it is to quit and that you'll keep trying until you stop The fact that cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health is smoking for good. hardly new information. Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of disease and early death in the United No. 4: Appeal to your teen's vanity States. So why do so many teens continue to smoke? There are lots of reasons, you usually start for one reason or another and Smoking isn't glamorous. Remind your teen that smoking is dirty then it is really hard to quit. But you can--lots of people do. and smelly. Smoking gives you bad breath and wrinkles. Smoking makes your clothes and hair smell, and it turns your teeth yellow. Did you know that lung cancer caused by smoking is now the top Smoking can leave you with a chronic cough and less energy for female cancer killer, claiming 27,000 more of women's lives each sports and other enjoyable activities. year than breast cancer? And more teenage girls (about 30 No. 5: Do the math Smoking is expensive. Help your teen calculate the weekly, monthly or yearly cost of smoking a pack a day. You might compare the cost of smoking with that of electronic gadgets, clothes or other teen essentials. No. 6: Expect peer pressure percent) are smoking now than they did 10 years ago. That's a big increase. So why do people smoke? Nicotine. Nicotine acts in the brain where it can stimulate feelings of pleasure, and pleasure feels good! It also will work as an appetite suppressant for many people; other people believe it relieves stress. Ask any model her secrets for being thin; most say caffeine and cigarettes.

friends, neighbors or celebrities who've been ill as real-life examples.

Addiction Friends who smoke can be convincing, but you can give your teen Nicotine activates areas of the brain that are involved in producing the tools he or she needs to refuse cigarettes. Rehearse how to feelings of pleasure and reward. Recently, scientists discovered that nicotine raises the levels of a neurotransmitter called handle tough social situations. It might be as simple as saying, dopamine in the parts of the brain that produce feelings of "No thanks, I don't smoke." The more your teen practices this basic refusal, the more likely he or she will say no at the moment pleasure and reward. Dopamine, which is sometimes called the pleasure molecule, is the same neurotransmitter that is involved in of truth. addictions to other drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Researchers now believe that this change in dopamine may play No. 7: Take addiction seriously a key role in all addictions. This may help explain why it is so hard for people to stop smoking. Most teens believe they can stop smoking anytime they want. Teens, however, become just as addicted to tobacco as do adults Experimental smoking usually begins the habit. Next comes often quickly and at relatively low doses of nicotine. Once occasional cigarette smoking at parties, on weekends, with friends you're hooked, it's tough to quit. or when trying to lose weight. This is the most dangerous stage, because it usually leads to an addictive phase, when teens become regular smokers. People who start smoking before the No. 8: Predict the future age of 21 have the hardest time quitting, and fewer than 1 in 10 Teens tend to assume that bad things only happen to other people who try to quit smoking succeed. people. Explain the potential long-term consequences of smoking such as cancer, heart attack and stroke. Use loved ones, There is no safe amount of smoking. Every cigarette causes some

harm to the body. Once smoke touches the lips, it begins to attack Society at (800) 227-2345 or the American Lung Association at living tissues, and it continues its attack wherever it goes. (800) 586-4872 for useful information on how to quit. Cigarette smokers have less ability to carry oxygen to the rest of the body and this is why smokers have less endurance when If you are thinking about smoking, the only way to avoid getting running or participating in sports. hooked on cigarettes is never to start in the first place. And with the price of cigarettes as high as they are today, you will have all Smokers also get wrinkles at an earlier age. The smoke changes that extra money if you stop smoking. Yes, you can do it! the elasticity of the skin and fine lines appear around the eyes and mouth. Your clothes and hair will smell from smoke and pretty Q. Is smokeless tobacco safer than cigarettes? soon you can no longer smell it. Kissing a smoker is like kissing A. No! It's true that many people think smokeless tobacco (also an ashtray. known as chewing tobacco or snuff) isn't as bad as cigarettes. One study quoted said that 77 percent of kids thought cigarette Smoking Can Make You Sick smoking was very harmful, but only 40 percent thought smokeless Smokers miss more days of school and work than nonsmokers tobacco was harmful. because they get more respiratory infections (colds, coughs, sore throats, and sinus and ear problems). The infections are a result The truth is that smokeless tobacco use is connected with all sorts of damage to cilia in the lungs. Cilia are tiny parts of the lung that of problems. Smokeless tobacco can cause bleeding gums and act like little brooms, sweeping out bacteria, viruses and dirt. sores of the mouth that never heal. Eventually you may end up When they stop clearing the lungs, the germs and dirt stay there, with cancer of the tongue or salivary glands. Tobacco is tobacco: resulting in more frequent and longer-lasting colds. it all contains nicotine, and nicotine is very addictive! It stains your teeth a yellowish-brown color. It gives you bad breath. It can make Quitting Smoking you dizzy, give you the hiccups and even make you throw up-Quitting smoking is possible. Every year, 2 million Americans stop definitely not cool! smoking. But it's not easy. It requires motivation from the smoker and may take several attempts before success is permanent. The Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/14129-why-doaverage number of attempts is believed to be three. teens-smoke/#ixzz1YpcK8box There is no right way to quit. Many smokers report they can quit abruptly--better known as "cold turkey." Others report quitting gradually by decreasing the number of cigarettes smoked each day. Those who are interested in quitting can talk with their health http://www.livestrong.com/article/14129-why-do-teens-smoke/ care provider or, in the United States, call the American Cancer