Decision-making Process of Teens

786 WordsFeb 4, 20183 Pages
Teens often have questionable decisions, baffling adults with how they had come up with those choices. The effects of peers, emotions, and parents in a teen’s decision process. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a play by William Shakespeare, teens displayed sudden decisions without the thought of consequences. Teenagers get the opportunity to test their abilities through risks to discover themselves. Decisions do not appear automatically, stemming from a series of events taken place in the brain. Parents, peers, and emotions have influence on teens, affecting their decision-making process. The first influence is by parents, which affects the decision-making process of their teenagers through monitoring. Parental monitoring includes expectations made by parents, actions parents take, and ways parents respond to teens. For parents to have an effect on their teens, they need to monitor their teens because “teens who believe their parents who believe their parents disapprove of risky behaviors are less likely to choose those behaviors” (Center for Disease Control 2). Teens who understand the rules and expectations of their parents will not go against them because they are taught to obey their parents. Teens need a limit on their independence to make sure that they do not take part in risky behaviors because a limit will set a borderline on how they can behave. Parents must start monitoring at a young age and continue to their child’s teenage years for the child to get used to
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