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Help your teen overcome negative peer pressure

 

Last updated 8/28/2008 at Noon



Peer pressure is probably the most important influence in your teenager’s life.

While parental opinions certainly are considered, if only because of the consequences of ignoring them, it’s more often the opinions and actions of peers that help many teens decide virtually everything from hairstyles to clothing choices to academic efforts.

Often, peer pressure is a good thing that can lead to involvement in sports, religious activities and academic excellence. But peer pressure can also be a negative, especially for a teen lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem yet anxious to be acc...



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