Thursday, 18 October 2012

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a problem that effects everyone, children, teenagers, adults, senoir citizens. is a great Irish website which examines peer pressure. It is aimed at young adults but its advice should be headed by everyone. 

On how to deal with peer pressure has some very simple and straight to the point advice:

You can be direct and say:
"No, I'm not doing it".
"I'm not into it".
"That's not my thing".

Or don't say anything:
Just walk away. You don't have to explain to anyone why you don't want to do something. That's none of their business.
People that put you under pressure are often not your really good friends. If you feel pressured, you can talk to your good friend or friends, and they will stick by you.
You can always remind people that you are not stopping them from doing whatever they want to do.
People will respect you if you stand up for yourself. It will also make you feel good to be true to yourself.
Not going along with the crowd is a sign of maturity.
If you are feeling good about yourself you will find it easier to be your own person and not go along with the crowd. Read the Feeling Good section to get some tips.

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