peer pressure

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Dangerous tween trend: Snorting Smarties

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    You may recall the You Tube "cinnamon challenge" and, more recently, the "ice and salt challenge." Now, tweens and teens are...
  2. Tweens, Teens & College

    Have teen cliques changed since we were in school?

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    Our kids live in a very different world than we did at their age, but one thing remains the same: High schools are full of cliques....
  3. Tweens, Teens & College

    Caught red-handed: Your teen's a thief

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    When your teenager has been caught stealing, is it simply rebellious behavior or a cry for help? Before you risk pushing your...
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    Nurturing an edgy teen

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    If you have a child who doesn’t fit in, don’t focus on the negative aspects of being different. Embrace your child’s unique...
  5. Tweens, Teens & College

    How to have a back-to-school drug talk with your child

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    Before your teen returns to school in the fall, sit down for a serious talk about drug abuse. Learn how to do your research ahead of...
  6. Tweens, Teens & College

    Does ballet beget bulimics?

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    More than ever before, the focus in today’s pop culture is on body image. Who’s the skinniest? Who’s the heaviest? Who has the most...
  7. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Parenting Guru: Can girls dodge the drama years?

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    Haley Kilpatrick was the new girl in middle school and an easy target for mean girls. She ate lunch alone in the girls’ bathroom to...
  8. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Kids and sexting

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    In 2010, a Brooklyn school suspended 32 students for sexting (sending sexually explicit, nude or semi-nude photos by cell phone)....
  9. Mom & Dad

    How to handle parenting peer pressure

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    It starts the second you tell the world you’re pregnant: the avalanche of well-meaning advice. For moms wading through the piles of...
  10. Child Development & Health

    Teaching children to embrace their differences

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    Everyone feels different at some point in her life. Rather than focusing on differences in a negative way, parents can teach their...
  11. Tweens, Teens & College

    5 Ways to help your teen resist negative peer pressure

    The teen years are no picnic -- for your child or for you as a parent. There are hormones, school pressure and mood swings -- and...
  12. Child Development & Health

    Using peer pressure to your parenting advantage

    You likely remember your parents warning you about the dangers of peer pressure. “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do...
  13. School Age Kids

    How to recognize when peer influence turns to pressure

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    As much as we talk about helping kids to resist “peer pressure,” it exists. Even for the most self-assured, independent-thinking...
  14. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Don’t give in to peer pressure

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    How many times have you had a talk with your child about peer pressure and social dynamics? Think for yourself, you say. Don’t allow...
  15. Tweens, Teens & College

    Prom peer pressure

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    As if being a high schooler isn’t tough enough, the pressures of prom can weigh heavily on your teen. Here are some tips on how to...
  16. Teen Behavior

    Helping your teen make positive friendships

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    Adolescents and teens may look more and more like adults, but their judgment and decision making is decidedly not adult. This goes...
  17. Teen Behavior

    Helping teens combat peer pressure

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    What is the best way to help your teen combat peer pressure? If you had a nickle for every time your tween told you that "everyone...