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    #10960 - 03/09/08 10:44 AM Re: peer pressure and personalities [Re: Wren]
    Kriston Offline

    Registered: 09/19/07
    Posts: 6145
    Loc: Midwest
    I was on virtually every page of my high school yearbook. I was in student government, sports, drama, academic competitions...I literally talked to virtually every person in attendance at the last high school reunion I went to. To say I was in every group isn't far from the truth.

    I never drank a drop of alcohol in high school. I went to every school dance and attended 5 proms in 4 years. I was never without a date if I wanted one. I lost my virginity in college to a young man I loved and who loved me. I was a good kid.

    Yes, I'm an introvert, but I behave like an extrovert. I think resisting peer pressure has more to do with inner strength, good common sense, and feelings of self-worth than anything.

    Edited by Kriston (03/09/08 11:07 AM)
    Edit Reason: I added the stuff about the dances so you'd know I wasn't unattractive to the opposite sex. :-)
    Mom to DS13 and DS10

    #10962 - 03/09/08 11:02 AM Re: peer pressure and personalities [Re: Kriston]
    incogneato Offline

    Registered: 10/25/07
    Posts: 2231
    Loc: up in my head.......
    Yes, I agree Kriston. Who knows what the "magic formula" is, but I'm thinking great self esteem is so important.

    #11006 - 03/10/08 05:32 AM Re: peer pressure and personalities [Re: incogneato]
    cym Offline

    Registered: 05/01/06
    Posts: 865
    Loc: southwest
    I have recently been reminded that being a bright kid doesn't automatically translate to bright choices. Grade-skipped kids are among older kids, they're doing harder work, and sometimes we allow ourselves to believe they ARE older. But the truth is they lack that year or two of life experience that is important in decision-making. I guess I'm trying to say that I feel they're more susceptible to peer pressure because they're just trying to keep pace with the ways of the world--academics are no problem. I think what I'm seeing is trouble with deciphering common sense things that older classmates seem to intuit.

    #11119 - 03/10/08 04:35 PM Re: peer pressure and personalities [Re: cym]
    Wren Offline

    Registered: 01/14/08
    Posts: 1575
    Talk I went to 10 days ago, how to be a Go-To Parent. She attributes much of the bad choices to bad parenting. Three types: Clueless, crazy and scary.

    This isn't the forum to go into it. But I am definitely not clueless. Trying not to be scary, but crazy is hard to resist. That is the hovering helicopter parent. I think they used my picture to descibe that one.


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