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Suitable for: Families of secondary-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.
Peer pressure with older children
Older children and young adults often desperately want to fit in with the crowd, especially as they go through puberty. They’re longing to be accepted and feel they fit in.