Handling Peer Pressure


“Come on! All of us are cutting math class. We’re going to take a walk and grab a bite! “Let’s go!” says Yahya to his classmates. Yuyun pretends not to hear him an quietly walks to the toilet. She doesn’t like the idea of cutting classes. She waits there until her friends leave then she quietly steps back into the classroom. Math is her favorite class. Actually, Dessy also loves math, but Dessy is with Yahya all the time because she likes him very much. She can’t even say “no” when Yahya gets her to shoplift. Actually, peer pressure, which is a huge problem for some teens, can be handled wisely.

People who are your age, like your schoolmates, are called peers. When they try to influence hoe you act, to get you to do something, it’s called peer pressure. Sometimes peers influence each other in negative way. For example, a few kids in school might try to make you cut classes with them, or a kind in the neighborhood might you tu shoplift with him. some teens give in to peer pressure because they want to fit in. Others give in because they are curious to try something new that others are doing. The fact that everyone’s doing it can make some kids forget to think before they act. This can be dangerous because teens may do something they might regret in the future.

There are several things you can do as a teens to withstand peer pressure. First, if somebody tries to make you do something that you believe is wrong, pay attention to your own feelings. Never let anybody make you do something you will regret rof the rest of your life. Scond, choose your firend wisely. It’s good to be kind to everybody but do not get too close to those who like to make you do things against your will. Third, be brave enough to stand your ground. Say “no” and face your friends’ reaction.  Take your friends’ words lightly. Your peers can make fun of you, call your “chicken” or “geek” or laugh at you, but they can’t make you do something you don’t want to do. Don’t worry too much. Take it lightly and just smile. Fourth, have a confidence to make decisions that other people may not agree with. Dare to be different. Do not let your friends make you feel uncomfortable only because you’re different. If all people were the same, this world would be so boring.

In conclusion, peer pressure is a serious problem, but you can resist it if you know how. Be proud of who you are and just be yourself.🙂

source: comet3

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