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Simple ways to protect your child from peer pressure

Simple ways to protect your child from peer pressure

Sure, the horrors of the holocaust do not compare with the body image, sexual, alcohol and drug use struggles faced by today’s teens and tweens. But psychologists argue that both situations result when ordinary people are under extraordinary pressure to conform to the norm.   In fact, nowadays, this pressure doesn’t need to be extraordinary. Any pressure whatsoever would drive a specific conforming behaviour.   Peer pressure arises from our deep-rooted human need to conform. It is not something kids suddenly learn in teenage years, but rather an innate evolutionary trait that is present from infancy.   When a child falls down, he looks up to the parents to gauge whether or not to cry. If mom reacts in fear, […]

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Simple ways to protect your child from peer pressure

Sure, the horrors of the holocaust do not compare with the body image, sexual, alcohol and drug use struggles faced […]