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Suitable for: Families of primary-age children
We’re all influenced by the people around us. It’s natural for us to change how we behave to fit in with our friends and family. But peer pressure goes further. It’s the feeling you have to do something you’d prefer not to do.
Younger children may experience peer pressure to play a particular game or act in a certain way. It can be hard for them to express their views and opinions if they’re different from their more confident friends, or struggle to make friendships.
How to help your child with peer pressure
It’s hard for even the most confident children to stand up for themselves. No one likes to say no to their friends. But there are a range of ways you can support your child if they are feeling pressured.