• Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    The Pressures on Adolescent Girls
    The Pressures on Adolescent Girls Adolescence is marked by an internal struggle between one's true self and a false projection of self, contends Mary Pipher, Ph.D., and author of Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (G.P. Put...
  • Kids
    Cliques
    Cliques and Fitting In
    Cliques and Fitting In(Brought to you by National PTA) A Chicago mom confesses that her beautiful sixth-grade daughter cries in her room nightly, afraid she won't look right tomorrow and she will lose her standing in her group at school. A teach...
    Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Conflicting Parenting Styles
    If you feel your child is not safe with a friend, you have every right to tell that friend's parents. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Being Popular
    It's a good idea to have conversations with a child about what it means to be popular. Girls in their early teens often worry too much about popularity. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    "All My Friends Get to..."
    Stick to your beliefs and don't allow other parents to sway you when you're setting the rules for your children. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Sixth-Grader Turns Disrespectful
    There is great pressure on adolescents by their peers not to conform and to be tough. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Teens in Provocative Dress
    Teens aren't equipped to deal with the attention and sexual pressure from boys that their sexual dress invites. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Hanging Out with Friends After School
    Thirteen-year-olds should not be left in unsupervised after-school situations. ...
  • Kids
    Stealing
    My Friends Are Shoplifting
    Should you tell on your friends when you see them stealing? ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Student Wants to Learn More
    Students are answering their true calling when they pick up a book to read on their own or challenge themselves in their coursework. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Friend Is Bad Influence
    Should a parent allow her 15-year-old to hang out with a friend who's a troublemaker? ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Harassed for Being a Virgin
    Our expert advises a parent on what she can do to put an end to her daughter's harassment in school. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Avoiding Peer Pressure
    It's very easy for teenagers to be swayed by strong-willed, exciting peers. ...
  • Teens
    Peer Influence and Peer Pressure
    Six-Year-Old Measuring Herself Against Friend
    It's tough when your own friend comes onto your formerly exclusive turf and takes away some of the attention you had been receiving from your school friends and teachers. ...