Parents are trying to protect their children from peer pressure. Peer pressure is something that everybody had gone through at one point in their lives.
I don’t know about anybody else but I have never been a victim of peer pressure before. This article is my view of what I think peer pressure is and how to handle it. Okay, first of all what is the definition of peer pressure? Peer pressure refers to someone being pressured or encouraging a person to change his or her attitudes, behavior, or values in order to be traditional to everybody’s norms. In other words peer pressure is when someone is pressured or forced into doing something that is wrong.
All most everybody has experienced peer pressure at some point during their teenage life. Parents are unable to prevent their child from being a victim of peer pressure; however, there are steps that can be taken to keep it down to a minimum. I think that by hanging out with the wrong crowd could be a big part of the problem too. Normal peer pressure that our children face every day will also have one or two companions who have a negative influence on them. Children who hang out with bad companions do it for a number of different reasons. In some cases children do it for the attention they get from other children to rebel against their parents which is a wrong thing to do but they do it anyway.
What can us as parents do to help our child through these difficult times? Well, you can try to develop a close, open and honest relationship between you and your child. If a parent maintains a close relationship with their children it helps them to confine in them more and they will be able to come to them if they are being pressured. But how can we help our children to understand peer pressure? If parents find the time to try and explain peer pressure to their children the best way they know how. I think the children would have a better chance of dealing with it when it occurs. Parents should let their children know that it is a part of life and everybody goes through it at some point during their life.
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