Posts Tagged: peer pressure

Teach Your Children: Reducing Negative Peer Pressure

When parents consider school-age peer pressure, perhaps they imagine the ways the child himself must resist the pressure. Although we’ll look at the child’s role in a later blog, there are parental roles that help reduce negative peer pressure for their school age children. Teach Your Children A great principal for reducing negative peer pressure…

Peer Pressure: 5 to 8 Year Olds

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” —Dr. Seuss Since school age children are experiencing peer pressure, what does it look like? You may hear a child say, “If you’re my friend, you’ll play this game with me,” or “I’m mad…

How About Some Positive Peer Pressure?

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 Although the last five blogs highlighted parenting tips to help their school age children resist negative peer pressure, it is essential to remember that peer pressure isn’t always negative. Positive peer pressure assists school age children with reinforcing skills. An important example is demonstrating appropriate social behaviors….

Peer Pressure & Helicopter Parents

by Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” —Walt Disney A generation ago, I didn’t teach parents of school-age children how to instruct their children about peer pressure. But times have changed. Unfortunately, peer pressure, is starting earlier; happening at…