Friday, July 15, 2011

Parenting Today's Teens with Mark Gregston

Teen Peer Pressure (7-15-2011)

The peer pressure we knew when we were young is different than the peer pressure our teens face.  Let me share the differences with you.
Back when I was growing up, when my friends and I wanted to do wrong, we all knew it was wrong.  There was a constant sense of looking over our shoulders to see if someone was watching us.
Today, when our kids are pressured to do things that go against our family’s values, more than likely their peers consider it “normal” behavior.  They don’t see anything wrong with it, so they don’t understand why your teen would have any problem with it.  That change makes peer pressure much harder for your teen to resist.

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