Manage episode 325463110 series 2430667
When we imagine peer pressure, we imagine coming to the rescue by slapping drugs and alcohol out of our kids' hands after their friends undoubtedly tell them they should definitely try some. But peer pressure--who feels it, why, and exactly WHAT kids are being pressured to do--is a complex issue.
In this episode, Amy and Margaret discuss:
- The biological imperative adolescents have to take risks in front of their peers
- What kids report actually feeling peer pressured to do- the answers aren't what expected
- How to actually prepare our kids to counter the peer pressure they face
Here are links to past episodes with similar topics:
Here are links to resources mentioned in this episode:
Juliana Menasce Horowitz and Nikki Graf for the Pew Research Center: "Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers"
Centerstone.org: "What is Peer Pressure and Who is at Risk?"
Science Daily: "Peer pressure? It's hardwired into our brains, study finds"
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