January 30, 2022

A Process Of Growth

First, of course, parents and caregivers need to remember that peer pressure—defined more or less as an influence that a peer group or individual exerts in […]
October 20, 2021

How to Help Kids Resist Peer Pressure

Teach the difference between peer pressure (peers trying to convince them to do something they may not want to do) and peer influence (peers who may […]
April 10, 2021

“Mom” I think I want to do music?   

Saturday days Saturday nights and all the days before and after; traveling here and there, in the bleachers, sidelines or in the crowd- this is how […]
January 29, 2021

10 refusal skills to teach your teen

Just Say No  10 refusal skills for teens    Every day, teens are faced with situations where they’re pressured to do something risky, unhealthy or, worse, […]
January 22, 2021

Actions, Accountability, Resilience 

  Giving kids the skills to deal with bullying    “Sticks and stones…”  We all learned the phrase when we were younger and were taught, to some extent, that words […]
January 20, 2021

The College Years: Handling Peer Pressure 

  Peer pressure is one of the many growing pains of childhood and the teenage years. But even after your child has donned their cap and […]
January 13, 2021

Bullying vs. Teasing: What’s the Difference? 

  As teachers and parents, we’ve heard the dreaded cry, “But they are bullying me!” It’s important that we take these cries seriously. In 2019, the National Center for Educational Statistics […]
October 9, 2020

Underage Drinking

Junior high is a critical time in a child’s life, especially when it comes to underage drinking and alcohol abuse. When children reach this stage in […]
April 27, 2020

Consensual Sex or Not?

Concerns and consequences about sex and adolescents. Consensual Sex or Not? According to a 2010 report published by the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 46 percent […]