“We all share the need to connect with others, no matter our age. We want a sense of belonging at home and within the community. Being accepted by peers is an important part of adolescence. Teens yearn to fit in and to be seen in a favorable light. As a result, peers often have a strong influence on teen behaviors, choices, and actions.
Too often, we assume peer influence is harmful. We tend to associate peer pressure with one forceful teen pushing another into doing something negative. But there are plenty of positive ways peers influence their teen counterparts. Here are five to consider.”
Read the 5 tips here