Parenting - Teens | 13-18 yrs

Is Your Teen Under Peer Pressure?


The greatest fear people live in is the fear of what other people think of them.

Peer pressure refers to the influence that the people in your son’s circle of friends and acquaintances have on him. Peer pressure can lead your son to make the wrong choices: It is the twenty first century and peer pressure among teens is inevitable. Teach your son to equip himself for the tough phase that he will come across.

“Usually the term peer pressure refers to socially undesirable behaviors, such as experimentation with alcohol and drug use, rather than socially desirable behaviors, such as academic success,” writes Dr. Elizabeth Hartney in

Remember when you were a teen and raised your eyebrows every time you heard the phrase “positive criticism?” Well, there is something called positive peer pressure! It helps your son to develop socially and individually. Negative peer pressure, on the other hand, can make him a loner and alienate him from the family. It can also lead to depression.

There are seven signs of peer pressure that parents should look out for. What are these telltale signs? Is there a connection between peer pressure and bullying? What are the basics of peer pressure? If your teenager has friends that you don’t like, what do you do? What do you do if he hangs out with the wrong crowd? Are there any videos that can equip you to teach your teenager to resist peer pressure? All the information you need to responsibly guide your teenager is here in this carefully organized ClipBook. Rest assured that you will be able to better equip your son to overcome the challenges of peer pressure.

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What Is Peer Pressure?

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Signs Your Teen Is Suffering From Peer Pressure

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Connection Between Peer Pressure And Bullying

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Peer Pressure May Lead To Wrong Choices

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Help Your Teen Handle Peer Pressure

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