Sunday, October 28, 2012


They say if you can’t beat them, join them. And if you can’t face your problems just avoid them. Peer pressure is one of the problems experienced by teenagers today. Some just resolve this problem with the use and help of different techniques and strategies. 

It is very important to know how one can avoid peer pressure and escape from doing wrong things in life. Friends definitely play a big role in shaping your life. Therefore you should be very careful while choosing your friends. So, if you are looking for tips to avoid peer pressure, this article is for you. I found this in the web while I was surfing, the title of the article is How to Avoid Peer Pressure posted on YGOY.

The article listed some tips to avoid Peer Pressure. Here they are:

1. Build Self-esteem:
It is the first and most important thing  to build self-esteem or self confidence. Fear or embarrassment or shame is one of the main reasons why people fall into peer pressure that's why we need to build self estem or self-confidence..

2. Know your Strengths:
It is very important to know, respect your strength and personal limits. You should have a clear idea about your abilities and what your goals are can help you escape from undesirable propositions.

3. Surround Yourself with Friends Who Share Similar Values:
By finding friends with whom you share the same values would be better to help decrease the level of peer pressure you can experience.

4. Consider all the Negative and Positive Consequences:
Always don’t forget to remind yourself with all the possible negative and positive consequences which can come from falling into peer pressure.

5. Practice Standing Your Ground:
Before you do anything, think or visualize situations which could lead you to a trouble or an issue and formulate determined response or answers. Find ways to escape from any undesirable situations.

I have really appreciated the things listed in this site, I think it is very important for a person to know how to handle such problems in life. Our friends are very important and they play a big part in our life, if we don’t want to lose our peers then we must avoid having bad issues with them as much as possible.

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