Peer pressure can influence your child’s life in more ways than you may realize.
Pressure to conform can have a positive effect if your child’s peers encourage healthy behavior.
However, it’s negative peer pressure that concerns parents. The type which leads your child to make bad judgment calls, or to participate in risky activities.
No matter what, you need to help your children make their decisions and not just follow the crowd for the sake of following the crowd. Your child needs to learn to do what’s right – right for them and their healthy growth, maturity, and safety.