Behaviors for responsible dating
Watch for reaction of students to understand the correlation of this learning activity and waiting until marriage for sex. Ask, "Which was easier, writing your answer, or actually standing up and publicly affiliating with them? " Play the video clip or listen to the song, "I Can‟t Say No" from Oklahoma. How are some of the ways she could learn to say "No?‟ Do you think her "inability" to say "no‟ is helping her? What are some skills that she might need to learn in order to be safer? Have Student A try to convince Student B to do some forbidden activity.You are instantly put off by people who use manipulation or lies to try to expedite the process of winning you over.What you truly value is establishing a deep and genuine connection with another person.You are the epitome of a family person, to the point where you actually find yourself preferring traditional gender roles within the home.At the beginning of class, give each student one M&M.But what we often don’t realize is that beneath our lighthearted flirtations and seemingly open facade, we harbor a great amount of depth and a firm belief in the concept of love.
Continue lesson as suggested below, giving more candies to those who choose not to eat their candies until later.Have students brainstorm and come up with as many positive ideas as they can and write them on the poster or board.(Suggested answers are Life, Happiness, Freedom from guilt, std, pregnancy, reputation, Love, self respect, trust, enjoy being a teenager, life goals, etc.) Some of the rules we have discussed can be enforced by the parent. A responsible teenager will follow the rules and protect him/herself.If you are aware of peer pressure and are familiar with the steps of refusal skills, you will be more able to resist the effects of peer pressure.