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10 Ways to Help Your Child with Peer Pressure

10 Ways to Help Your Child with Peer Pressure

“Teens and preteens are very susceptible to the desire to feel as though they belong and are accepted amoung their peers. However, peer pressure can often have a very negative influence on how they behave and even more importantly, how they feel about themselves.”

So starts a blog on 10 Ways To Help Your Child Cope with Middle School Peer Pressure on a Babysitting Job Site. Some of those 10 ways are things we’ve been saying for years and they need repeating:

1. Be proactive – don’t wait for problems to arise, start these hard conversations in non-threatening or reactive times

2. Keep the lines of communication open (easier said than done – but we think this is #1) – you have to make the effort to talk to your kids and get them to talk to you.

3. Encourage his/her opinions – part of becoming a strong individual is having and asserting your personal opinion

4. Role Play – teaching your child how to say no when pressured takes practice. (This can be a fun time with you acting as the child and showing her/him that you “get” the difficulty and know this isn’t easy. Plus he/she can tease you about how goofy you sound.)

5. Let him/her make mistakes – be sure your children know that when they make mistakes, there are consequences, but that doesn’t change your belief in them.

Read all 10 and more thoughts on babysittingjobs.com

INOBTR does not endorse any specific job sites, but we looked this over and the links were safe and they appear to be great folks with a great mission. Their blogs are timely and include things like: How to use online job sites to build a babysitting business, 20 wacky ways to tell your teen you love him, 10 Classic books your child should read and much more. Check them out…

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