Helping Your Teen Deal with Peer Pressure
Let’s face it: Teenagers today are under an immense amount of pressure from their peers and its difficult for parents to let them do what their friends are doing, go where their friends are going when one or more of those friends can easily pressure the teen into doing something she may regret later. It’s not about how well you’ve taught her – it is the fear of rejection and subsequent humiliation that drives a teen to do things she knows you wouldn’t approve of.
These articles on peer pressure can help you instill confidence in your teens so that standing up to their friends is not the “end of the world” as it is so often termed. You’ll also gain the confidence you need to know when the time is right and let her go without pacing the floor until she arrives back home.