Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Peer Pressure in Friendship
One thing that can make any relationship hard is peer pressure. Peer pressure is when people try to pressure you to do something you usually wouldn't do, or stop doing something that you normally would do. There are many reasons people give in to peer pressure, such as worry about what friends will think, not knowing how to get out of a situation, and fear of being left out. Some friends may pressure you to do something because "everyone else does it," such as making fun of someone, using alcohol or drugs, or smoking. But saying “No, thanks” and “I don’t want to” is the best thing you can do for yourself. One of the biggest challenges that you may have to face is standing up to a friend. Just remember that you are in charge of what you do and don’t do. It can help to talk with your parents/caregivers about how to handle pressures that come up socially.


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