Peer Pressure Influences challenges as well, to swing the balance of influence back toward healthy family values and away from the current influence of negative peer pressure .
Everyone needs to belong - to feel connected with others and be with others who share attitudes, interests, and circumstances that resemble their own. People choose friends who accept and like them and see them in a favorable light. Peers influence your life, even if you don't realize it, just by spending time with you. You learn from them, and they learn from you. It's only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group.
Type of peer pressure: - Youth peer pressure:
An example of peer pressure is classrooms seats -- in many schools, even though seats for students are not assigned they are still "claimed" by certain students, and sitting in that person's seat would be considered an insult to that person. Even though there is no rule against sitting in another student's seat, it would nonetheless cause peer pressure.
Powerful, Positive Peer Pressure:
Peer pressure is not always a bad thing. For example, positive peer pressure can be used to pressure bullies into acting better toward other kids. If enough kids get together, peers can pressure each other into doing what's right .
Positive Peer Pressure :- The ability to develop healthy friendships and peer relationships depends on a teen's self-identity, self-esteem, and self-reliance.
How to deal with the peer pressure :-
Even if you're faced with peer pressure while you're alone, there are still things you can do. You can simply stay away from peers who pressure you to do stuff you know is wrong. You can tell them "no" and walk away. Better yet, find other friends and classmates to pal around with.
If you continue to face peer pressure and you're finding it difficult to handle, talk to someone you trust. Don't feel guilty if you've made a mistake or two. Talking to a parent, teacher, or school counselor can help you feel much better and prepare you for the next time you face peer pressure.
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