16 Sep Peer Pressure Myths
When your teen is in middle and high school, wearing the right clothes, having the perfect hair, or belonging to the right clique is often the driving force of their lives. They want to fit in and feel popular. They observe the “cool kids” and try to emulate them not realizing no one thing makes someone popular. So, while you may think peer pressure is one peer encouraging another to behave in a certain way, its often much more subtle. Teens put pressure on themselves to do what they think they need to in order to fit in. Since they can’t change who they are, they may try to alter their appearance or behavior in an attempt to fit in. So how do we help our teens make good choices in the face of all the negative influences coming their way?