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Published on December 28, 2007

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Slide1:  A Discussion on Peer Relationship Foundation for Adolescent Development, Inc. Presented by the: Slide2:  OBJECTIVES: At the end of the session, the students will be able to: Understand the role of peers in the adolescent’s life. Enumerate the steps to peer pressure reversal. Explain the different techniques in handling peer pressure. Slide3:  What is Peer Group? Peer group is made up of individuals of the same age. Peers are friends or “barkada”, “berks”, “tropa”, “friendship”… PAINT ME A PICTURE:  PAINT ME A PICTURE Slide5:  Benefits of a healthy peer relationship: Real friends help you to discover your identity and establish your independence. Your friends give you a safe place to explore your identity and understand yourself. They bring to surface things that you never knew about yourself before. You are stimulated to experiment with them new thoughts, emotions, and behavior. You form mutual bonds with them as you try to gain more independence from your parents. They join you as you grow in freedom and maturity. Slide6:  Benefits of a healthy peer relationship: b) Real friends help you to make good decisions about moral issues and values. The values your parents have taught you aren’t really your own until you’ve tested them outside your home. Your friends, whether they know it or not, continually challenge or reinforce the values you grew up with, and they give you opportunities to select, refine, and adjust these values according to your own personal beliefs. Slide7:  Benefits of a healthy peer relationship: c) Real friends give you emotional and social support. Friends can allow you to share intimately about your feelings and fears without judging you, whether the issue is about yourself, your family, or the opposite sex. They make you feel that you are accepted and that you belong. They help you during times of stress. They understand you and they can boost your self-esteem directly or indirectly, making you feel good about yourself. And they help protect you from aggression by other people. Friends are always on your side. Slide8:  What is peer pressure? The moment they force you into doing something that is against your will or personal belief that is what we call peer pressure Slide9:  Is peer pressure always negative? Slide10:  Negative peer pressure is harmful and leads you to do things, which you will eventually regret. Forms of Peer Pressure Positive peer pressure is healthy and leads you to succeed in whatever you do. Slide11:  What is Peer Pressure Reversal (PPR)? a simple three-step skill that can make you avoid difficult situations and gain the freedom to make your own responsible decisions Slide12:  Steps in Peer Pressure Reversal: Step 1 – Check out the scene. You need to pay attention to what is happening around you. This will help you recognize trouble before it actually happens. Being proactive will help you think and move fast. This involves two parts: - Look and listen -   Ask yourself, “Is this trouble?” Slide13:  Steps in Peer Pressure Reversal: b) Step 2 – Make a good decision. Consider the consequences that could result if you make a particular decision. Use common sense. There are two things to think about: - Weigh both sides - Decide: stop or go Slide14:  Steps in Peer Pressure Reversal: c) Step 3 – Act to avoid trouble. Since your goal is to avoid being manipulated, you must act constructively. You will also need a variety of responses in order to skillfully reverse peer pressure situations. Slide15:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 1) Just say no. Keep it short but upfront. You can do it politely or firmly depending on how much pressure you’re under. 2) Leave. If you are in a group, they may not even notice if you leave Slide16:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 3) Ignore. Don’t listen to what your friend is saying. Appear to be busy. 4) Make an excuse. Base your excuses on the truth, even if exaggerated. Basing it on a life won’t sound convincing and your friend could catch you later in that lie and be really mad at you. What’s important is that you come up with a reason to get away from the invitation to trouble. Slide17:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 5) Change the subject. Think quickly and talk fast. Pick a topic that will get their interest or take them by surprise. Once you have got your friends to discuss a new subject, you need to keep them there so they won’t return to the pressure situation. Slide18:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 6) Make a joke. Do this if you have a good sense of humor. It can be a funny and effective way of handling negative peer pressure. It can lighten the atmosphere and your friends will like it. Slide19:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 7) Act shocked. Act amazed as if you can’t believe what your friend has just asked you to do. Look at your friend and roll your eyes, let your mouth drop open, as you say your line. Slide20:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 8) Flattery. Flattery can get you somewhere. Say kind and thoughtful things about your friend. You not only help yourself to avoid trouble but you also help your friend. Slide21:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 9) A better idea. Suggest something else to do that won’t get you and your friend into trouble. Suggest the alternative with excitement and energy, as if offering an invitation your friend would be crazy to turn down. Slide22:  10 time-proven responses to reverse the pressure without losing their friends and eventually build respect and admiration from their peers: 10) Return the challenge. When a friend is really pressuring you, maybe even acting hostile, you may have to get tough. This does not involve physically fighting your friend. It does involve quick thinking so that you can confront your friend with words. Slide23:  Key messages: Belonging to a group is a normal and natural part of a teenager’s search for identity and independence. It is in their peer groups where adolescents will understand the real meaning of friendship and what friends do to become good influences to each other and to the group. Slide24:  Key messages: Adolescents should learn how to identify and handle peer pressures and believe that each one can play a role to provide good influences to the group. Slide25:  For more information and Free Telephone Counseling CALL… 734-9663, 734-9664 Monday-Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm

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