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How to Help Kids Resist Peer Pressure. Help your child understand the difference between peer pressure and peer influence. Teach your child to distinguish between pressure—peers Teach your child to say no. It’s a powerful word and one that even grownups sometimes have trouble saying.

It’s hard. Help Your Kids Resist Peer Pressure Introduce the Concept. Some kids don’t even recognize peer pressure when it’s happening, while others may be overly Make a Deal. Children often give in to peer pressure because they feel they have no other choice if they want. In addition to the above, to counterbalance the myriad effects of negative peer pressure, parents should employ the following techniques: Do not apply labels to your child.

It’s fine to describe which of your child’s behaviours you find negative, but avoid actually labelling the child. By arguing well, researchers meant trying to persuade their parents with reasoned arguments, rather than with pressure, whining, or insults. This makes teens self assured and develop strong sense of self esteem in them, which helps them to stay. Parents play a significant role in assisting adolescents to resist negative peer pressure. Parents can assist their teenage children in various ways.

Build the self-esteem of your teenage children:One of the risk factors for susceptibility to peer pressure is low self-confidence of teenagers. As kids get older, they may be pressured to take part in activities they don’t really want to do, such as drinking, smoking, cheating, or cutting class. Parents can help by talking to their children about recognizing uncomfortable feelings when they’re under pressure and how to say no to those who pressure. When you are on a trip or party, do behave accordingly and never give anyone a chance to raise fingers on your personality, words, and clothes as well. Try to be with the friends who encourage and stand by you in hard times.

Company of the teens should be wisely selected in the cases when they can face peer pressure. Help Your Kids Resist Peer Pressure Encourage your kid to stick up for what he likes rather than following the crowd. Tips for Parents: Peer Pressure and Encouraging Your Student Talk to your student Talk to them as though they are a friend. By treating them as someone who is responsible and Make a plan Many kids give in to peer pressure because they don’t see a graceful way out.

Help them find one by. Tips to help kids deal with peer pressure Keep in the loop. Talking regularly with your kids about what’s going on in their lives is critical. That doesn’t mean Keep them busy.

Bagley-Jones also recommends extra-curricular activities so children have many peer groups, as well as Teach them to.

List of related literature:

Various problem behaviors such as delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, and conformity to antisocial peer pressure are lower among youth reared by authoritative parents (Lamborn, Brown, Mounts, & Steinberg, 1992; Steinberg, 1996).

“Handbook of Research on Student Engagement” by Sandra L. Christenson, Amy L. Reschly, Cathy Wylie
from Handbook of Research on Student Engagement
by Sandra L. Christenson, Amy L. Reschly, Cathy Wylie
Springer New York, 2012

We associate the concept of peer pressure with adolescents, but evidence of the effects of peer pressure has been found even in 4-year-old children (Haun & Tomasello, 2011).

“Child Development” by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
from Child Development
by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
SAGE Publications, 2013

Peer pressure has been linked to achievement, substance abuse, sexual behavior, risk-taking behavior, and delinquency.

“Encyclopedia of School Psychology” by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
from Encyclopedia of School Psychology
by T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
Springer US, 2004

What is peer pressure?

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by Tony Evans, Jonathan Evans
Focus on the Family, 2016

Peer pressure and support teaches and enforces constructive behavior.

“Private Secondary Schools” by Peterson's
from Private Secondary Schools
by Peterson’s
Peterson’s, 2011

Peer pressure may force children into taking risks, even against their better judgment.

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Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

When children develop a strong sense of self-awareness and inner strength, they are able to resist negative peer pressure that might involve taking drugs, drinking alcohol, or joining gangs.

“Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America” by Chuck Norris
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by Chuck Norris
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Peer pressures force some children to take risks or engage in behaviors that are against their better judgment.

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In the teen years, pressure from peers becomes more significant in influencing individual behaviors, such as smoking, using alcohol and drugs, and engaging in other risk-taking behavior.

“Introduction to Public Health” by Mary-Jane Schneider
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by Mary-Jane Schneider
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

Peer pressure is a challenge for everyone, and both youth and caring adult will do well to recognize that will power is not the answer, nor are clever techniques, but a humble reliance on God and His guidance and power is the first and most important step toward handling peer pressure.

“Handbook on Counseling Youth” by John McDowell, Bob Hostetler
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by John McDowell, Bob Hostetler
Thomas Nelson, 1996

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