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How to Help Teens Cope With Peer Pressure

Many teenagers today struggle with their emotions and relationships that affect the different aspects of their lives. Experts say this is a normal part of puberty as these youngsters experience the changes in their body and decide on the types of people they want to connect with.

Unfortunately, while teens are in the process of choosing the people to be with, they also go through the so-called peer pressure. As they enter a new chapter of their lives, some teens they meet and get acquainted with may force them to do things they’re not comfortable doing.

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Some even go to the extent of challenging their peers to do risky things. A study by Columbia University researchers, for example, showed that children are six times more likely to have had a drink if they have friends who often drink alcohol.