Helping your Child/Teen Survive Peer Pressure

In this article on About.com, writer Barbara Poncelet talks about peer pressure and how to handle tricky situations. There are lots of tips, advice and links out to other sites on the same & similar issues.

“When your teenager’s friends influence your child’s thoughts or behavior, that is peer pressure. This influence may be verbal, nonverbal or even unconscious on the part of your child’s friends. This pressure can negatively or positively impact on your teen’s behavior. Peer pressure is a powerful influence, one that you need to understand so that you can help protect your child from making harmful decisions done under it’s sway.”

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