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Talking With Teens About Peer Relationships: Talk With Your Teen

  • Talk with teens about their friends. Ask what they like most about them, how they handle conflicts, and if they bring out the best in them. Try to find out more about how teens feel when they are around their friends.
  • Ask teens if they see examples of negative peer pressure at school or within their group of friends. Talk about the different ways in which people experience peer pressure.
  • Tell your teen stories about how you have dealt with peer pressure. If you were able to resist negative peer pressure, explain why, and what you did to deal with the situation. If you were pressured into doing something you didn’t want to do, what were the consequences? How did you feel?

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Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on July 2, 2019