In a nutshell, peer-pressure is the influence that friends, people and individuals are capable of exerting on person.
Some children are able to brush it off without any issues while it negatively impacts some other children.
They shut themselves off and fall into bad company. May engage in self harm and suicide ideation – Sometimes the impact of peer pressure on teenagers is so bad that they can hardly stand to be in their own skin, are distanced from family and friends and become depressed and anxious.
In such instances, teenagers could attempt self-harm or even dream of committing suicide, engage in suicidal thoughts and even ultimately engage in suicide.
One of the peskier aspects of teenage is peer-pressure.
Peer-pressure is a rite of passage that all of us go through but its impact varies from person to person.
Peer-pressure cannot be avoided and nor should children be wrapped in cotton wool and kept away like precious figurines.
Recognize that your children are growing up, and allow them a limited amount of freedom and most important of all, always let them know that you love them.
Peer pressure has been proven to have necessary and positive effects; specifically in boosting self esteem, creating social relationships, and increasing parallel options to facilitated needed change.
Self Esteem The positive effects of peer pressure bolsters an individual’s self esteem.