Bon Jovi - It’s My Life (by BonJoviVEVO)

This is my follow on from my list of quotes defining adolecences and thier life.

This was rather enlightening, one must remember we are only a youth for a very short time of our lifespan, but it is the crucial time in how it can define us for the rest of our lives

Famous quotes of inspiration ideal for anyone espescially our ADOLESCENTS


The teen years are the time when you feel like everything is within your reach. Bon Jovi’s famous song “It’s My Life” becomes the teen anthem. Here are some cute teen quotes that remind you to believe in yourself and in your convictions. Each of these cute teen quotes emphasizes the need to maintain a positive attitude in every circumstance.

·         Napoleon Hill
“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”

·         Pat Riley
If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

·         Marcus Garvey
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

·         Mary Kay Ash
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

·         Carl Sagan
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

·         Leonardo Da Vinci
Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

·         Charles Kettering
It doesn’t matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.

·         Buddha
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

·         Horace
It is of no consequence of what parents a man is born, as long as he be a man of merit.

·         Robert Collier
It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.

The greatest thing about a human being is his or her ability to transcend himself, their ancestry and their environment and to become what they dreams of being.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts… take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal.

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth.


This project is a mixing the beauty of natures: human, animal and herbage.

(via davidavend)

(Source: nickgerber)

Peers Relations

       Beginning in early adolescence, teenagers also typically prefer a smaller number of friendships that are more intense and intimate than those of children

       Cliques and crowds take on more importance as adolescents “hang out” together

       Dating and romantic relationships become part of most adolescents’ and emerging adults’ lives, and deciding on a specific lifestyle especially becomes important in emerging adulthood


·         One of the most important functions of the peer group is to provide a source of information about the world outside the family

·         Peer influences vary according to the way peer experience is measured, the outcomes specified, and the developmental trajectories traversed (Brown & Larson, 2009; Hartup, 2005)


·         Peer interaction is influenced by contexts, which can include the type of peer the adolescent interacts with and the situation or location where they are (Brown & others, 2008; Dodge, 2011a)

·         Peer contexts also are influenced by such factors as how effectively parents manage adolescents’ peer interactions and whether adults are present (Mounts, 2010)


       Individual difference factors

      Among the wide range of individual differences that can affect peer relations are personality traits

      One individual difference that has been found to impair peer relations is the trait of negative emotionality


       Developmental changes in time spent with peers

      Boys and girls spend an increasing amount of time in peer interaction during middle and late childhood and adolescence 

      By adolescence, peer relations occupy large chunks of an individual’s life


       Are peers necessary for development?

      Good peer relations might be necessary for normal social development in adolescence

      Social isolation is linked with many different forms of problems and disorders (Benner, 2011; Brengden & others, 2010; Dishion & Tisord, 2011)


       Positive and negative peer relations

      Peer influences can be both positive and negative (Cillesen & Bellmore, 2011; Rubin & others, 2011)

·         Adolescents explore the principles of fairness and justice by working through disagreements with peers

·         Adolescents learn to be skilled and sensitive partners in intimate relationships by forging close friendships


·         Some theorists and researchers have emphasized the negative influences of peers on adolescents’ development (Dishion & Tipsord, 2011)

      Rejection and neglect by peers are related to an individual’s subsequent mental health (Hymel & others, 2011)

      For some adolescents, the peer culture can be a corrupt influence that undermines parental values and control 


AdolescenceFourteenth EditionBy John W. Santrock University of Texas at Dall

Much of the peer status research involves samples from middle and late childhood, and in some cases early adolescence, but not late adolescence

It is difficult to assess peer status in high school contexts, where students are in contact with large numbers of peers and are not likely to know all of their classmates

Adolescence Fourteenth Edition By John W. Santrock University of Texas at Dall

       Peer statuses

      The term sociometric status is used to describe the extent to which children and adolescents are liked or disliked by their peer group

      Sociometric status is typically assessed by asking children to rate how much they like or dislike each of their classmates

      It may also be assessed by asking children and adolescents to nominate the peers they like the most and those they like the least


      Developmentalists have distinguished five types of peer statuses (Wentzel & Asher, 1995):

       Popular children are frequently nominated as a best friend and are rarely disliked by their peers

       Average children receive an average number of both positive and negative nominations from their peers

       Neglected children are infrequently nominated as a best friend but are not disliked by their peers

       Rejected children are infrequently nominated as someone’s best friend and are actively disliked by their peers

       Controversial children are frequently nominated both as someone’s best friend and as being disliked

Adolescence Fourteenth Edition By John W. Santrock University of Texas at Dall



       Friends are a subset of peers who engage in mutual companionship, support, and intimacy

       The importance of friendship

      The functions that adolescents’ friendships serve can be categorized in six ways (Gottman & Parker, 1987

      A two-year longitudinal study (Wentzel, Barry, & Caldwell, 2004) showed that 6th-grade students who did not have a friend engaged in less prosocial behavior, had lower grades, and were more emotionally distress than their counterparts who had one or more friends

  • Friendship in adolescence

      For most children, being popular with their peers is a strong motivator

      Beginning in early adolescence teenagers typically prefer to have a smaller number of friendships that are more intense and intimate

      Harry Stack Sullivan (1953) has been the most influential theorist in the study of adolescent friendships

       Sullivan argued everyone has basic social needs, and whether or not these needs are fulfilled largely determines our emotional well-being

       During adolescence, said Sullivan, friends become increasingly important in meeting social needs

       Sullivan argued that the need for intimacy intensifies during early adolescence, motivating teenagers to seek out close friends

       If adolescents failed to forge such close friendships, they  experience loneliness and a reduced sense of self-worth

      Many of Sullivan’s ideas have withstood the test of time



       Mixed-age friendships

      Although most adolescents develop friendships with individuals who are close to their own age, some adolescents become best friends with younger or older individuals

      Do older friends encourage adolescents to engage in delinquent behavior or early sexual behavior?

       Adolescents who interact with older youths do engage in these behaviors more frequently

       It is not known whether the older youth guide younger adolescents toward deviant behavior or whether the younger adolescents were already prone to deviant behavior before they developed the friendship with the older youth


Adolescence Fourteenth Edition By John W. Santrock University of Texas at Dall



      Each of us has times in our lives when we feel lonely

      For some individuals loneliness is a chronic condition

       Chronic loneliness is linked with impaired physical and mental health (Karnick, 2005)

       It is important to distinguish loneliness from the desire for solitude

       Loneliness is often interwoven with the passage through life transitions

       The first year of college may create loneliness especially if students leave the familiar world of their hometown and family to enter college



      Adolescents who join such groups are more likely to participate in community activities in adulthood and have higher self-esteem, are better educated, and come from families with higher incomes (Erickson, 1982)

      Structured voluntary youth activities are especially well suited for the development of initiative (Larson, 2000; Larson & Walker, 2010; Larson & others, 2011)

      Successful youth programs have positive relationships, trust, and commitment to youth, include challenging learning experiences, require reaching a demanding goal, and involve feedback to youth (Larson & Angus, 2011)


Adolescence Fourteenth Edition By John W. Santrock University of Texas at Dall