there are several effects of peer pressure. Teens are affected by their peers the most because they want to be liked. These are examples of what happens when people are peer pressured. People get sadness, they become anxious, they feel guilty, they feel like a wimp or a pushover, they feel disappointed in themselves, afraid of being rejected by others, want to be liked, don’t want to lose a friend, they want to appear grown up, don’t want to be made fun of, don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, aren’t sure of what they really want and finally don’t know how to get out of the situation. There are several ways people can put themselves down because they feel like they don’t belong anywhere and they think that no one likes them. They think they should not exist (Peer Pressure). Eventually, there are several ways to resist peer pressure. There are several tips that someone’s friends, family or even a teacher can tell teens to help them stay away from the bad crowd. These are some tips to deal with peer pressure. Stay way from peers who pressure someone to do things that seem dangerous or wrong to do. Learn how to say no, and practice how to avoid or get out of situations which feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Spend time with other kids who resist peer pressure. It helps to have at least one friend who is also willing to say no. If someone have problems with peer pressure talk to a grown up or someone they trust, like a parent, teacher or school counselor. Encourage open and honest communication. Let kids know they can come to a certain individual if they’re feeling pressure to do things that seem wrong or risky. Parents should teach their child to be assertive and to resist getting involved in dangerous or inappropriate situations or activities. Parents should get to know their child’s friends. If issues or problems arise, they should share their concerns with their parents. Parents should also help their child develop self confidence. Kids who feel good about themselves are less vulnerable to peer pressure. Develop backup plans to help kids get out of uncomfortable or dangerous situations. For example, let them know that their friend will always come get them, no questions asked, if they feel worried or unsafe (American Academy of). Teens should understand their own values and beliefs, they should have self confidence, they should choose their friends wisely, they should talk to a trusted adult, they should not make excuse they should say how exactly how they feel (Peer Pressure).
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