Peer Pressure

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Tonya M. Stevens
English Composition
02/10/2013
Shaiy Kindel
Peer Pressure
WebMD.com, Teens and Peer Pressure retrieved 2/5/2013
National Youth Advocacy Council website
American Social Health Associations “lwannaknow.org” web site The article talks about friends and what you will do if you got to a party with your friends. If there are drugs, alcohol or even cigarettes will you as a person be able to hold your own and not be pressured into doing these types of things. Or, maybe the friends that hang around in one particular group start discussing their personal business. Like maybe having sex with someone else is another example. Would you be tempted to have sex with someone that way you all still have something in common? It all boils down to being able to stand on your own and not follow in others footsteps just so you can be cool. I think that the author reaches out to teenagers like the high school age possibly the seventh and eighth graders. Peer pressure is a very strong thing and with that in mind it’s important to get the word out that people don’t have to be cool and do what their friends are doing because they are already doing the bad habits.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Phychiatry, No. 104, retrieved on 2/5/2013. www.aacap.org
The article talks about peer pressure starting at a young age like around pre school and then just progresses from there. The mentioned that peers are not always a bad thing that they can be a positive and supportive thing as well. It gave tips for kids to help deal with peer pressure and it also gave tips for parents to help them recognize if their child or children are having problems with peer pressure. This article focuses on kids and their parents. After giving different facts and information it also gave information on what parents can do if they try to talk to their kids and then there is no change in their child.

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