Dealing with peer pressure

At back-to-school time – or any time of the year – it’s helpful for parents to review the potential dangers of peer pressure with children and teens.

It’s important for kids to recognize this type of social pressure and feel empowered to make their own independent choices. The good news is that peer pressure can have some positive effects, too.

The infographic below (republished with permission from is a good overview of how peer pressure affects children and teens. It’s a helpful resource to start the dialogue with kids about making good choices.

The Science of Peer Pressure
The Science of Peer Pressure by Wooden Toy Shop

I saved this infographic and other great parent resources on my “Mom Sense” Pinterest board. Come pin along with me!

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