Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

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Teaching Your Teen about Peer Pressure

Check out these great tips for teaching teens about peer pressure.

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Guest Blog ~ Teaching Your Teen about Peer Pressure

As teenagers grow into their independence, they tend to reject their parents’ advice in favor of making their own decisions. They test your rules and take more risks against your will. As a parent, you may start to wonder if your teen is even listening to you at all.

You worry that this sense of stubborn self-reliance could lead your teen into a sticky situation, especially when he or she is being pressured to engage in potentially dangerous activities. Will your teen’s sense of reason be trumped by his or her desire to belong? Will he or she even be able to detect peer pressure, especially when it’s coming from a trusted friend? Can your teen say “no” with confidence?

These are tough questions for any parent to have to consider, but there are things you can do to help…

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2 comments on “Teaching Your Teen about Peer Pressure

  1. thekidscoach
    September 21, 2014

    Thank you Jennifer for these ideas. I have passed them onto my twitter followers

  2. Naomi Richards
    September 21, 2014

    Jennifer thank you so much for sharing these. I have passed them onto my twitter followers.

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