Understanding and Ways to Deal with Peer Pressure
As we grow older, one of the challenges we are facing as a teenager is peer pressure. We are in a stage that we need to make ours on decisions. We also experience a hard time making a decision and it will get harder when other people get involved and try to pressure. As we all know peer pressure is came from people of our age, our friends and classmates who try to influence us to do something and to act like them. But, there’s a way to deal with it;
Know What To Do
Know how to say no. Know your perspective, feelings, and beliefs about something. Know what is right and what is wrong to do the right decisions. You can beat people who pressure you without fighting. Stand firm in your decision.
Identify and Understand
Define who you with and who is your peer. Always choose wisely. Peer isn’t all bad, sometimes it can be good, teen years can be hard and we need someone to be with, someone who understands what we are facing. Peer plays an important role in our life like friendship, a good example, experience, encouragement and socializing.
Identify and understand what is peer pressure. Understanding peer pressure helps you to easily deal with it.
Think What To Do
Think about possible situations, plan what to do right and always be with people who feel the same way you do. Be with people that will correct you and speak up when you’re wrong, commend you when you’re right and help you to stand with you against peer pressure.
Think about your friend influence you. Always be with someone who will support you. Don’t judge other people’s opinions and decisions. What other people choice is their choice and you will do yours.
Think about possible negative consequences and make your own decision by not depending on other people want you to do. Know what to say by planing a response they can see that you won’t feel any pressure and avoid the subject that might lead them to pressure you.
Be with people who beat up peer pressure. Stay away with people who pressure you. Avoid the possible situation that can make them pressure you. Always speak with someone older than you and someone you trust, like your parents. They can help you by having honest and open communication.
Always be with people who accept you and who would not push you to do something they like and they want. Just be yourself don’t let any pressure to stop you to be YOU.
Helping Other People to Deal
Dealing with Peer Pressure can be hard, we need patient and endurance to deal with it. Try and try until you can deal with it. When you see other people feel the same way you can help each other by encouraging each other to win and to deal a peer pressure. Always be with positive people. Try to talk with people who are dealing with peer pressure and ask their advice that can help you and they can support you handling peer pressure.
When you can deal with peer pressure you can also help other people by sharing and give advice on how to deal with peer pressure. Sharing is caring you might save other people and you can be a good example of your peer who feels the same way.