Raising Confident Children in a Risky World – Peer Groups

October 13, 2009 at 2:44 am 1 comment

Social groups are important to children– especially  to tweens and teens Many parents wonder how they can equip their children to help them retain their sense of self awareness and individuality, and to resist negative peer pressure, even though they are part of a group. 

Sometimes these groups bring out very positive functions; protection from bullies; bringing together children with similar interests and values.  At other times, they may function to exclude and demean others so that members of the group may feel less insecure.   Children who are raised by parents who  understand the complexities of  these social pressures, and who encourage healthy risk-taking can help their children better navigate the complexities of peer groups.. Children who are good risk-takers are ready to cope with social and emotional issues that emanate from group mentality   They have the courage  and the confidence to risk their own position in the social hierarchy, and they are prepared to express their own convictions and feelings –  even if they go against the group’s norm.

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  • 1. pypeErapseFah  |  December 11, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Stunning story, did not thought reading it would be so cool when I saw the title!!

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