peers; pressure; ;
Peer groups are important for young people as they prepare for the adult world. They help them learn how to get along with others, work out their own values and identity, and develop skills to become independent.
When parents start early to help children understand the values that are important in their family, to make decisions for themselves and have good self-esteem, it helps them form positive peer groups and resist negative peer influence.
To find out more
Have a look at the Parent Easy Guide Peer pressure, developed for Parenting SA - A partnership between the Department for Education and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.(South Australia).
ReachOut for parents Helping parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
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