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Helping your child deal with peer pressure!

Helping your child deal with peer pressure!

As a child becomes an adolescent, he or she relies on friends for everything from companionship to compassion. They come to believe that others their age are better able to provide understanding and sympathy. Also, they find it comforting to be a part of a peer group that decided for them how to think and react.Children strive to look, talk and act like others their own age. In an effort to win peer approval, they surrender to pressures to do what their friends are doing. These pressures can become intense during middle and high school years. Sometimes, peer pressures can be a force for good if it encourages the adolescent to engage in healthy activities such as taking up a sport, working hard in school and so on.

Here's what you can do to help your child deal with peer pressure: