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As an adult, what advice do you offer to today's teens, for avoiding the pitfalls of peer pressure?


When in a position to influence/guide teens, what do you tell them about "peer pressure?"

 

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Best Answer Linda Bilyeu (Sunshine625) says

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    Amen, gf.....the younger we teach......the more their bright young minds can absorb. Self-confidence is a MUST!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    All you say is so true, Grandma.....and yes, I am interested in what others do to handle this issue. Why? Because of what I witness quite often, from teens of today. 2 grandchildren through this issue successfully...more on the way!! Prepare!!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    Excellent response! Yes, it is important to help kids really get to know themselves, be proud of their strengths and know to work on the weaknesses....Parents need to understand, I think, that it's vital to "be present," and open to conversation.

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    Excellent! I like the way you think! If you can steer teens.....you've done a wonderful thing for them!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    annart....First things, first. No "problems". Your daughter has a "heads-up, & the opportunity to start NOW. Rx: open communication w/o anger or blame, more mother-child time and activities together, firm but loving feedback. Instill self-love.


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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    duffsmom.....What did you say? Both of your children "seemed to be disgusted by the bad behavior of their peers," LARGELY BECAUSE OF YOUR INFLUENCE!...so you can be SURE! Great Job!!!

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    Paula (fpherj48) 4 years ago

    excellent advice. young people are so eager for guidance,,,,,even when it seems they are not listening!