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Young people are susceptible to social pressure due to insecurities, desire to fit in, looking for status, need for excitement, fear of losing friends, wanting to be noticed or envied, looking to assert autonomy, find an identity,looking for support/approval, wanting to succeed at something. Here are five helpful hints you as a parent can use to help pressure-proof your children:

  • Identify what and why your children are susceptible to peer pressure.
  • Protect them by finding ways to lessen how much time they spend in unsupervised activities where sources of social pressure are present.

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