The Pains of Growing Up
1. Do you think it’s hard to be a teenager? If so, why do you think so?
2. How important are each of the following things to you? Tell why.
a. wearing clothes and hairstyle that are fashionable (popular)
b. being able to make your own decisions
c. being “accepted” (likes) by other students and friends
3. Do you carry a cellular phone? If so, why?
4. Have you ever done anything with friends which was “bad” for you? If so, what was it, and why did you do it?
a. I thought it would be exciting
b. I wanted to feel like an adult
c. My friends told me to do it (peer pressure)
d. Another reason (explain)
5. Do you sometimes have disagreements (arguments) with your parents? If so, what do you argue about?
a. my clothes or hairstyle
b. my friends
c. my behavior
d. other things
6. Do you always do exactly what your parents tell you to do? Why or why not?
7. Have you ever made a decision that you later regretted? If so, did you learn anything from that experience? What did you learn?
8. When do you think is the best (most interesting) time of life – childhood, teenage years, or adulthood (over 20)? Why do you think so?
9. Do you sometimes worry about things? If so, what kinds of things do you worry about?
1. How many are there in your family (includes parents, brothers and sisters)? Do you have a close relationship with each of them? Explain.
2. If you have any brothers and sisters, what was your position in the birth order (older child, second, the youngest child, etc.)? Do you like that position? Why or why not?
3. When you have an important personal problem, who do you ask for advice? Why?
a. a parent
b. a brother or a sister
c. a close friend
4. Which of these personal problems would you talk to your parents about? Which would you NEVER talk to them about?
a. problems about school
b. sexual problems
c. problems involving money
d. problems about love and romance
e. problems about your...