Emma Greathouse Mr. Krack Academic English II, pd 11 16 Feb. 2018 Dragooning Adolescents to Acquiesce Oxford dictionary defines conformity as “behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions”. For the majority of the time, conformity is not something willingly chosen. School-age children are very impressionable and therefore easily coerced to conform. The biggest perpetrators of this coercion are salient authoritarian figures, ubiquitous societal conventions, and influential coequals in aforementioned children’s schools. Prominent authorities in the lives of teenagers have a large effect on the teens ' decisions to conform.
Its all started with Tee Ball. Tee Ball is like the “rip off ” version of baseball, which you learn to play when you get older. I fell in Love with the sport. I fell In love with the concept of being able to hit a ball full force as hard as you wanted, there was just something about it I loved with all my heart and still do to this very day. I first played Tee Ball, like I said before, then moved up levels as my age got older.
I was playing fast pitch, so it was a different style of a pitch than my dad did on his team. After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game. After that happened I realized that I didn’t want to just play third base and pitcher in order to play more in games. My coach had asked me if I wanted to learn how to be a catcher because my team only had one and she wasn’t going to be able to play next year due to her age. I agreed to try it and I instantly liked it because I felt in charge and in control of the ball.
As I shifted the ball into my hands I shifted my feet into position and gunned it towards my coach. Right in the chest, a near perfect throw. The rest of the practice went on after that and we went to hitting. I’d been a little rusty since my last at-bats. When the ball came in I felt the breeze my bat gave off as I swung my bat and connected with the ball.
Young Children In Competitive Sports Do you want your kids to be active and healthy? If you answered yes then sign your kids up for competitive sports. Sports are proven to improve kids health and physical activity. Sports are a thing that most parents look at as just an activity to go and have fun and good with their friends and have a good time but no, sports are much more than a game. Competitive sports are a learning tool that give children a chance to play, have fun and advance there skill in order to increase their opportunity to play in college.
Peers play a massive role in the way adolescence behaves since friends become very important and they will have their own group of peers who will have the similar interests as them. The relationship between the adolescent and their peers play a major role in emotional separation as well as emerging individuality. Their school friends can change the way a teen controls their health and risky behaviours. The affect of wanting to ‘fit in’ is high during the adolescent stage. If a child is always being picked on by their small flaws such as a scar on their face, this will make them feel worthless and will increase their obsession with their weight and body image issues.
The Effects of Peer Pressure on Teenagers Peer pressure has become a well-known social issue crossing the world, especially for teenagers. As teens grow up, putting more and more attention on the comparison with their friends, they tend to be influenced by peer pressure that is generated by their social groups. In general, peer pressure has several negative effects on teenagers from their daily behavior to their ability of judging their identities. Specifically, peer pressure affects kids’ health, forcing them to follow the trends and negatively influenced them to try something bad. On the other hand, it also has some positive influences on teenagers: it increases teens’ attendance on activities and helps them practice their critical thinking
There are several characteristics shown by countries which scored a highly in this dimension, including how the urge to achieve, succeed and compete acts as motivation for individuals within the organisation, (Hofstede, 1983). According to the European Youth Portal (2013), compulsory schooling in Austria ends at the age of 15. The adolescents, even at such a young age, must make a vital decision on what to study or what career to pursue. Every student understands that the sole key to ultimate success is being the best in the field. This inner desire to compete against each other is instilled at school during childhood and continues through organisational life in later years.
personality development topics in the classroom; c) give extra and co-curricular activities which will allow students enough exposure to the opposite sex; d) encourage students to plan and organize activities and projects to test their leadership and managerial abilities (Bersamin, 2011). Naui (2012) conducted a study to find out the most dominant problems of the high school students in Saint Louis University - High School Department of Baguio City and the implementation of school guidance program to these problems. The findings revealed that the most dominant problems of the boys in the different curriculum years were along the areas of academic, health, future concerns, and personal problems. She further found out that the school guidance