Discussion Prompt 1
Too Mature, Too Fast?
Some researchers believe that early maturation might make girls susceptible to premature sexual activity and unwanted pregnancies. Do you agree? What are some of the possible consequences of the body maturing more rapidly than the mind for both girls and boys? Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.
Discussion Prompt 2
Resiliency in Adolescence
What makes some teens more resilient and better able to handle adolescent stress than others? Offer an example of a common teen stressor, and consider Erik Erikson’s ideas about identity development during adolescence, cultural influences, and peer and family relationships. Support your reasoning with information from the text and other course materials.