Peer Pressure

10 Ways to Cope with Stress in High School

By Ani Thomson, MFTi, Woodland Hills, PHP/IOP It’s normal for teens to experience symptoms of anxiety, especially when it comes to school. There is usually pressure to succeed, to get good grades, and to fit in with their peers. All of these pressures can lead to an internal worry that...

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Is Your Child at Risk for Drugs Because You’re Not There?

Is Your Child at Risk for Drugs Because You’re Not There?

Talking with your child about drugs and alcohol frequently will keep the child aware of your position regarding drug abuse. Being interested in what your child does, who his or her friends are, and where they go is vitally important to ensure that the child will not associate with drug...

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Peer Pressure: Public Enemy Number One

Peer Pressure: Public Enemy Number One

Peer pressure often leads individuals to do something they would not normally do in an attempt to “belong.” Risky behaviors usually stem from some form of peer pressure because kids will feel left out or ridiculed when they don’t follow the crowd.

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