Adolescent Development

1.

During adolescence, teens:

 

A.

try to retain their association with child-like behaviours as long as possible

 

B.

examine previously unquestioned attitudes, behaviours, and values

 

C.

switch from being abstract to concrete thinkers

 

D.

are finished with puberty and are ready for adult sexual relationships

2.

As teens experience the Separation/Individualization task of adolescent development, they are likely to:

 

A.

have less need for privacy and are more open with their parents about their lives outside the family

 

B.

take oppositional stances in order to define themselves. This can be displayed through choice of hairstyles and clothing.

 

C.

spend a great deal of time reminiscing about their childhood

 

D.

spend a great deal of time fantasizing about what it is like to be an adult

3.

Research has indicated that, when talking about sexuality issues with your teen:

 

A.

the more open you are with your teen, the more they will feel uncomfortable about sexuality

 

B.

the more open and honest you are with your teen, the more they will trust you and communicate with you about their own dating and sexuality

 

C.

teens whose parents speak openly about sex are more likely to engage in sexual experimentation.

 

D.

teens find out about sexuality on their own, regardless of their parents' involvement

 

Parenting Styles

4.

Which parenting style teaches teens what to think rather than how to think?

 

A.

effective, balanced

 

B.

permissive

 

C.

autocratic

 

D.

none of the above

5.

True or False: Be authoritarian not authoritative.

 

 

True

 

 

False

6.

Which is a characteristic/result of effective, balanced parenting?

 

A.

teens may be easily led by their peers

 

B.

teens may demonstrate self-esteem

 

C.

teens may lie and become secretive to avoid consequences

 

D.

teens may lose self-confidence

 

Effective Communication

7.

True or False: Use you-messages to express your feelings and concerns.

 

 

True

 

 

False

8.

Which is considered to be a step in the five step approach to communicating effectively with your teen?

 

A.

Passive Listening

 

B.

Condone

 

C.

Self Expression

 

D.

Agree

9.

True or False: Reflective listening always identifies the problem.

 

 

True

 

 

False

 

Staying Connected

10.

Which is a tip for staying connected?

 

A.

be an authoritarian by making all decisions for your teen

 

B.

encourage your teen to be involved in extracurricular activities

 

C.

be an non-active participant

 

D.

ignore your teen's interests

11.

Which is a part of the family meeting agenda?

 

A.

share feelings of appreciation at the start of each meeting

 

B.

be a dictator and tell your teens what they must do

 

C.

criticize and punish your teen

 

D.

plan and decide on all family fun without other family members' input

12.

Which is a positive result when having family meals?

 

A.

bringing togetherness among family members

 

B.

improving nutrition by eating more nutrious meals

 

C.

learning some basic cooking and meal-preparation skills

 

D.

all of the above

    

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