Teenage Brain-
The teenage brian is one the world's largest mistories. with every generation there are a new set of rules and gidelines for how to act. teenagers belive that they are totaly in control of there action when most of the time they're not. Teenagers can rapedly cange their emotions for no reson. there moods can swinge from happy to angry to sad to depressed to made to anxious. also they change their passions very quickly. they demade more respect and give less to the people around them.this is because their brians are growing rapidly and it has a great efect on the body. the average teenage girl will hit her growth spurt at 11 and boys at 12.
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Values-
every person has a differnt set of values and sometime peoples values can cause problems with others. one the the major conflicts involving values is the abortion debate. each side has a convinceing argument on why or why not abortion should but leagle. you cant blame any because they have an apinion one way or the other.if you disid that your pro life that just means that you more important value is not to kill some thing that has dont nothign wrong. if you are pro choice that just means your higher value is that people should be able to diside if they want a baby or not. everyone has list of values that they feel are important like honesty, safty, or friends and family and people will plane there actions to acomidate their values.
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Gender issues-
each gender has a differnt set of sterio types and issues that they have to deal with. for girls there are serio types about how skin you're supost to be or how pretty.girls have to be nice and mever tall peopel what to do or they'll be called bossy. Boy have to be strong and manly, they can't show there emotion or they'll be called a pussy or other names. they have to be smart and athletic. these sterio types lead to a lot of problems in sosiety today. girls will strve them slefs to fi into a size 2 and get called fat by others. guys will spend there lives in the gym to get bigger muscles and start fight to show how manly they are. in both cases people can get hurt.
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Sexual Orientation-
sexual orientation is all about who you are sexually atracted to and how you identify you self. there are several differnt kinda of sexual orientation. there is lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and questioning or LGBTQ. if you are a girl you can ideantify your self as a guy because of how you feel on the inside same with boy's they can call them slefs girls. even though they may call them slefs but the gender that they aren't that doesnt mean they got a sex change or cross dress it just is how they identify them selfs by the way the act and feel. you can disid you sexual identiy is male when you a girl simply because they act like a male
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Depression-
Did you no that 5% of the teen population sufers from depersion? Anti-deprsonts only work 65% of the time and haveing depresion is very dangerious. it can lead you to do bad things like kill yourself. there are a few differnt kinds of depresion like bipolar disorder were you go from happy to sad back to happy for no good reson. ever 17 minutes some one comites suicide and 15% of people with depresion comite suiside.therepy is a very good way to over come depresion and most people say its changed their lifes. also staying active and being with your friends and family can keep you from haveing bad thoughts. if you are depresed you mostly likely feel hopless sleepy less focoused and have thoughts of death.
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Sleep-
it is very important for you heath to get a good nights sleep.depending on you age you need a sertain amount of hours each night to be fully rested.if you dont get enuf sllep you can become grumpy, lazy, spaced out, tempermental, moody, have angiety, have memorie loss, become fat or sick, higher risk of heart diese and a low matabilism.in resent stufies it has been proven that if you dont get a good lights sleep you are in a drunk like state were you reaction time is very slow and you will be very spaced out. it has also been proven that you can remeber thing much better after you've had a good nights rest to think them over and proses them.
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Alcohol-
alcohol is a substance that can impare your jugment. it is considered a drug because when you efected by it you have a por sence of jugment and it has sirus side efects. some of the many side effects includ brian damage, bleedy throught, addiction,& stroke. 40% of all death that occur on the high way are caused by alcohol abuse. allong with impared though you can become extremly agressive and act much differntly than you normaly would. it the the most comoly used drug for teenagers even though it is very dangerous.
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Marijuana-
marijuana is totaly safe and everyone just over exagerates about it right? Actually that is not the cass.Marijuana has 400 in the plant and 2000 cemicals is the smoke. when your on the drunk it changes the cemestry in your brian and cuases you to have blury vision and a bad judgment. this drunk can be transfered from mother to baby through breast milk. once your off the drung you can experience withdrawl symtopys like depresion. Marijuana can cause throut cancer increase your blood presure and cause you to have and increased apitit witch can cause you to gane weight.
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HIV-
HIV is a very serious sexualy transmited daesethat you can get in a number of ways. you can transfer it to your parner during sexual intercourse if you have no bariers between you. you can get it from shareing dirty needs, from you mother durning birth, and from a blood transfusion. now a days it is less comon to get it from a blood transfurion and you cant do anythign to prevent HIV if you get it from you mom but you can get it from sharing needles and haveing sex. to prevent getting it durning sex you can use condoms to preven fulid excangese or if you have oral se you can use a dental dame or ceran wrap to prevent it.
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Birth control-
There are many differnt forms of birth control out there that have difernt percentages of efectiveness in preventing you from gettign pregnate. the most effective by far is abstinace becasue if your not haveing sex theres no way to get pregnate. but if you are having sex then with any form of bith control there is still a chance that you can become pregnate. a lot of methods can be doubled up to prevent haveing a baby like the pill and a condom or a diaphram and a condom. depending on who you are can depend on the form of birth controll you use.
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Homecoming-
At the bigining of the each school year there is one week were everyone from each class dresses up to show there school spirt.every day has a differnt theam and differnt games to particapat in. the classes compet aganst eachother in games like tug-o-war and stuff abench. the teachers try to give less home work because of all the activetise going on after school like floats and air bands. i highly recomened that you join in on the activities and show your spirt by dressign up on the differnt days.

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No your way around school-
Befor you start the school year you should probably no you way around campus. i've been going here for a semester now and i still dont no were things are today i just found out were the AC is (next to the library). on the first day of school i didnt even no were the bath rooms were. so if i were you i would take time to find my way around the campus so when you get here your not lost and feel like a total idiot for not knowing were things are.
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Biblography.

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http://media.kansan.com/img/photos/2007/12/02/depression.jpg
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/sleep-stages.gif
http://www.drugs.ie/fs/img/drugs/alcohol.jpg
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http://health.unl.edu/students/education/sexuality/images/hiv.jpg
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