Parenting is one thing that we all have to be careful. It is the maker or breaker for our children. Amongst the many factors that parents and children have to combat together is peer-pressure. This is similar to the notorious peer pressure that has seen children live undesirable lifestyles. So how can children and parents combat peer pressure? In getting the answer this question, we will look at some of the ways in which parents can help their children in this stage of life.
*Encourage Your Children to Trust in the Creator of the Universe:
This is the first and probably most important step in handling unforeseen pressure on your children. If you encourage them to trust in the Creator of the Universe, then they will have a solid base to their peer argument out there.
*Make Your Home as a Harbor in the Storm:
children will wish to be at all the times. If the world becomes rough out there, they will always find a place to rest. This helps them in avoiding peer pressure for they know that they are comfortable in. But if the home is not peaceful, the teens might fall into the pressure of their peers out there.
*Influence Your Children as Much as You Can:
It is the responsibility of parents to shape the life of the children. Therefore a parent should try to influence his/her children in nearly all perspectives of life. This will leave no room for the children to be influence by others out there.
*Applaud Your Children for Making Right Choices:
You should always applaud your children for making the right choices. For example, you should congratulate your child if he/she comes home to you and tell you that everybody in their class went out to drink alcohol but he/she decides to abstain from that. Do not let that decision to appear normal, make him feel like he/she did something great.
*Prepare Your Children for Future Pressures:
Let your children know of what kind of pressure to expect at different ages. This will keep them mentally prepared to combat peer-pressure.
The above tips are resourceful to both parents and children who want to combat peer pressure.