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Todays Learning Objectives

2. Famous Quotes

3. Theft exercise 4. Advice on peer pressure

Listen (Turn off cellphone)

Respect for self and others

Dont Judge
Too Quickly

Ground Rules

No profanity Be open and honest

Dont Assume, Ask questions

Be willing to be Challenged

By: Plato (Born: 428-427 BC Died: 348-347 BC) Greek Philosopher

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.-Kerri
Russell (Actress)

Decide before you get into situation what your values and standards are. Choose good friends who share your values. Good friends use positive peer pressure to help you be your best self. Avoid situations where people are doing things you don't want to do. Think about your reasons for doing things: Are they good reasons? Are you being true to yourself and your values? Think about what the consequences will be of your decisions and actions, such as if an activity might harm your health or get you into trouble. Practice ways to say no - come up with excuses if necessary, such as that you don't want to get in trouble, damage your body or mind, or risk blowing your involvement in sports or academics. Talk to your parents or a trusted adult about the kinds of peer pressure you face and listen to their advice. With your parents or another trusted adult, come up with a code word you can use to let the adult know that you need help getting out of a bad situation but can't talk about it.

Get to know the friends of your teen. Learn their names, invite them into your home so you can talk and listen to them, and introduce yourself to their parents. Do not attack your child's friends. Remember that criticizing your teen's choice of friends is like a personal attack. Help your teen understand the difference between image (expressions of youth culture) & identity (who he/she is). Keep the lines of communication open and find out why these friends are important to your teenager.

Talk to your teenager about behavior and choices -- not the friends. If you believe your concerns are serious.

Check whether your concerns about their friends are real and important.
Encourage your teen's independence by supporting decision-making based on principles and not other people. Let your teen know of your concerns and feelings.

ncourage reflective thinking by helping your teen think E about his or her actions in advance and discussing immediate and long-term consequences of risky behavior.
emember that we all learn valuable lessons from R mistakes.


Educational Theft (J.E.T.)


Program is 4 classes with parent attendance requirement on the 1st and 4th (last) class.
next JET class is on ??? at 5:15